In previous chapters of this volume there have been shown several direct color photograph prints bearing on the evolution of corn. The plant shown here is still another variation, grown only for ornamental purposes, which Mr. Burbank has brought about. As can be seen from the print, the leaves take on the brilliant colors of the spectrum-bright reds, yellows and purples intermingling with the green. For decorative purposes rainbow corn is quite a success.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 1 Chapter 9