Mutant corn plant? Ears growing on stems away from central stalk
Hello Everyone, I just joined the forums, and need your help figuring out what is going on with this corn plant.
This is my second year growing glass-gem corn, and all my other plants have grown normally, but this giant grew on top of my compost pile and does not look like any corn I have seen.
Instead of the ears being attached to the stalk, alternate stalks are growing from the leaf nodes (not regular tillers/suckers, these are not at ground level), and the ears are growing at the end of these, not attached to the side.
Sorry the picture isn't perfectly clear, but you can see the silk from 2 developing ears in it, and the stalks they are on connect to the main plant at each leaf node. There are 3 or 4 of these total, with another one starting to form at the bottom leaf node a few inches above the prop roots.
I have other pictures, but it looks like I can only have one per post.
Any help is appreciated!