Parts of the Marijuana Plant
Female Flower – Cannabis plants are male, female or both. The female cannabis plant produces large flowers containing trichomes.
Male Flower – Male cannabis plants pollinate the female plant, which in doing so kicks off flower and seed production. While male flowers serve a purpose for production, they are not used for cannabis products.
Fan Leaf – Perhaps the most recognizable part of the cannabis plant, fan leaves vary in size and shape across different cannabis species.
Stem – The cannabis plant grows on a tall, thin stem, and height varies between species and varieties.
Trichomes – Trichomes appear on cannabis buds as crystal resin and develop with the specific purpose of protecting plants against natural elements and predators. Trichomes are small in size but tremendously important as they store cannabinoids.