Synonyms: Corn Silk, Corn Stigma, Indian Corn, Maidis Stigmata, Maize Silk, Stigmata Maydis, Yu Mi Hsu, Yu Mi Xu, Zea
Family: Poaceae or Gramineae
Genus species: Zea mays
Type: Monoecious annual plant
Part Used: Fresh or dried stigmas and styles from unripe corn during the flowering period
Location: Brazil, China, former Yugoslavia, France, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, U.S.