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Illustration depictin baith male an female flouers o maize
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Faimily: Poaceae
Subfaimily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Genus: Zea
Species: Z. mays
Binomial name
Zea mays
Zea mays "Ottofile giallo Tortonese”

Maize (Zea mays), kent as (Indian) corn an aw, is a herbaceous plant domesticatit in Mesoamericae that syne spreid athort the American continents. Efter European contact wi the Americaes in the late 15t an early 16t centuries, maize spreid tae the lave o the warld.