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Is Corn a Type of Grass?

By Frank Whittemore ; Updated September 21, 2017

Corn is a type of grass. Botanically, the Poaceae family of grasses includes a huge variety of plant types ranging from tiny grasses to huge bamboos-- and Z. mays, also known by its common name: corn.


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In Jacksonville, Fla., Frank Whittemore is a content strategist with over a decade of experience as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy and a licensed paramedic. He has over 15 years experience writing for several Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics in medicine, nature, science, technology, the arts, cuisine, travel and sports.