Porcupine Corn!

Today I am submitting some porcupine corn for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. I know…this is not a flower but I hope Cee will accept it anyway.

You can see how the top leaves of the corn have curved inwards creating a sharp pointed end. This is when the corn is in dire need of moisture and doing this causes any dew to drop down to lower on the corn stalk. Local farmers call this ‘porcupine’ corn.
Corn field with corn stalks forming sharp pointed ends due to lack of moisture.
We have had some rain but only light rain and clearly not enough to encourage the corn stalks to open up.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Roadtirement says:

    When I was engaged in ranching and farming we always dreaded seeing the leaves curling like that. We did get some rain a couple of days ago, but not nearly enough.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We had a bit last might but not enough

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  2. Neal Saye says:

    Neat … corny post. We have been getting rain every evening for over a week. Wish i could send you some.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      W has s bit of rain last night but not enough.

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      1. Not a happy sign. From planting to harvest so much relies on the right weather at the right time. We need to get people on board to make a positive difference in climate change

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        1. anne leueen says:

          I could not agree more.👍

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