modeling a cornstalk

I don’t do many organics, and so this is a bit complex for me. I am creating a project in which I will need several cornstalks. I am having particular trouble getting the area where the ear meets the husk to look right. Does anyone have any advice?

Cheers.

can you show us pictures of what you modeled so far?
also pictures of which you’re having trouble with (preferably wires)?

if i had to do it, i’d just start from a plane, model the leaves and work my way to the root… it takes time and patience but so is all of 3d work… it’ll be hard to modify the duplicates and tempting to just copy it without modification…
i’m not sure if there would be a better way.