Corn Tassel Growing From the Ear
This reverses the condition shown earlier. Here also the pollen-bearing tassel and the grain-forming ovules are together, but they are located in the axils of the leaves instead of at the tip of the stalk. This anomaly illustrates the mixing up of hereditary tendencies that may take place when different species are hybridized. The mingling of the strains of the primitive Teosinte and the cultivated corn brings out the latent hereditary tendencies.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 3 Chapter 1