Corn silks – zea mays- maize; family poaceae, genus zea, species Z. mays. Corn silk the elongated stigmas of female flowers. Emerges from husk leaves at the tip of the ear. They are often pale yellow, appear to be like tufts of hair. Red is from Jewel Corn. The silk is edible and can be made into tea. Reported to be of medicinal benefit for prostate and urinary inflammation, bladder infection, kidney stones.
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Red Corn silks - zea mays - Jewel Corn
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Yellow Corn silks - zea mays
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