So this is the top of the corn stalk. I grew this in my garden this summer. I cut the corn off to make them into my front door decor. :) The color on the corn is so beautiful. Its a dark red. Like wine. :D
I would ilke to thank Kimklassencafe for the textures. Truly beautiful textures. :)
Some info via Wikipedia
“The term “maize” derives from the Spanish form of the indigenous Taino word maiz for the plant. This was the term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it is now usually called “sweet corn”, the most common form of the plant known to people there. Sweet corn is harvested earlier and eaten as a vegetable rather than a grain.
Outside the British Isles, another common term for maize is “corn”. This was originally the English term for any cereal crop. In North America, its meaning has been restricted since the 19th century to maize, as it was shortened from “Indian corn”. The term Indian corn now refers specifically to multi-colored “field corn” (flint corn) cultivars.
In scientific and formal usage, “maize” is normally used in a global context. Equally, in bulk-trading contexts, “corn” is used most frequently. In the UK, Australia and other English-speaking countries, the word “corn” is often used in culinary contexts, particularly in naming products such as popcorn, corn flakes and baby corn. However, within the United States, the term “maize” is almost totally unheard of. “Maize” is used in agricultural and scientific references.
In Southern Africa, maize is commonly referred to as mielie or mealie, from the Portuguese milho. Mielie-meal is the ground form."