Photo contributed by John Nelson
This week’s Mystery Plant is a grass that you can see basically anywhere in the eastern USA. The fruiting grain, once falling away from the spike, is a bit odd, looking like a hard little kernel of corn, and a bit trash-can shaped.

By John Nelson

“I'm as corny as Kansas in August ...”

                                Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, lyrics by O. Hammerstein


Well, it’s not August yet, and this plant is not exactly corn. But it’s close.