is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.
The maize plant is often 3 m (10 ft) in height, though some natural strains can grow 13 m (43 ft).The stem is commonly composed of 20 internodesof 18 cm (7 in) length. The leaves arise from the nodes, alternately on opposite sides on the stalk. A leaf, which grows from each node, is generally 9 cm (3 1⁄2 in) in width and 120 cm (3 ft 11 in) in length.
How to get rid of:
Mechanical removal is often the most
desirable. This can be accomplished with sharp hoes, shovels, or hand pulling