The stigmas of the pistil begin with a white coloration and progressively darken to yellow, orange, red, or brown over the course of the plant’s maturation. They play an important role in reproduction, but stigmas bring very little to the flower’s potency and taste.
Often, growers will top, or cut off, the stem after about five nodes, which forces the plant to grow out laterally more, creating more bud sites.
“Herming out,” as some call it, is something that generally happens when a plant becomes excessively stressed. Some stressors include:
These are the first leaves to grow from the seed after germination. They usually come in pairs, and seeing them is a sign of successful germination and that your plant is on its way to growing healthy and strong.
Males and females are usually only pollinated when crossbreeding plants or creating new strains.
Cannabis, (genus Cannabis), genus of medicinal, recreational, and fibre plants belonging to the family Cannabaceae. By some classifications, the genus Cannabis comprises a single species, hemp (Cannabis sativa), a stout, aromatic, erect annual herb that originated in Central Asia and is now cultivated worldwide. A tall canelike variety is raised for the production of hemp fibre, while the female plants of a short branchier variety are prized as the more abundant source of the psychoactive substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient of marijuana. See also medical cannabis.
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Morphological differences in wild and cultivated forms of cannabis have introduced taxonomic uncertainties. Hence, in addition to C. sativa, some scientists consider the genus as including a second species, C. indica, and even a third, C. ruderalis. These two species are also sometimes treated as subspecies of C. sativa.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica This article was most recently revised and updated by Barbara A. Schreiber.
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If you look closely at a marijuana bud, you will see the fine “hairs” and leaves that make up the bud after it is dried.
You may find a small amount of marijuana your child has acquired for personal use to smoke. It is probably readily available in your community.
Marijuana is dried and chopped up to prepare it for use and sale. The stems are usually removed.
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