Some of my Mandan Bride corn in early July. (If you’re unfamiliar with Mandan Bride corn, this link will take you to another grower’s account of it.) Corn flowers are up and fertilizing the ears, maybe ~45 days after planting: and here is one of the first ears developing!
First corn shoot of the year, emerging from the ground! I think it’s so beautiful how they unfurl, almost like a little green scroll. Once they emerge, it’s amazing how fast they will grow… (And also plenty of weeds coming up around that, but those are inevitable…)