Indian Corn (Zea mays)

About Indian Corn

  • Indian corn is characterized by multi-color kernels that can be yellow, white, purple, red, and blue.
  • Indian corn is a member of the grass family and produces starchy kernels.
  • Indian corn is one of the oldest varieties of corn.

Fast Facts

  • In early America, Native Americans taught colonists how to cultivate this kind of corn.
  • Another name for Indian Corn is Flint Corn.


  • Decorative and Ornamental Products (especially in autumn)
  • Human Consumption (not common)
  • Livestock Feed