This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

Looking at the color of your weed can be a great indicator of strain quality, effects, and more. Here’s what you need to know about orange hair on weed.

We all know that one defining characteristic of weed is its gorgeous array of colors. And while we can all appreciate the beauty of a deep green nug, there’s something special about those with orange hairs.

Orange weed hairs make many strains appear exotic and are something that has long intrigued cannabis users. No matter what strain of cannabis you choose, there are various tiny colorful weed hairs found throughout the buds. But why do the orange hairs on weed exist? Let’s take a closer look at this phenomenon.

Marijuana Plant Anatomy

Cannabis plants have a similar anatomy to other plants. To understand why cannabis produces orange hairs, we need to familiarize ourselves with marijuana plant anatomy.

●    Nodes – Separation of branches from the stem occurs in these areas. On most nodes, buds grow and fan leaves develop.

●    Cola – Several buds are grouped very closely together, usually near the bottom branch. Atop the main stem is the most significant and largest cola.

●    Bract – The female plants’ reproductive parts are encased in small, teardrop-shaped leaves known as bracts. These are the locations from which the pre-flowers emerge just before they flower.

●    Calyx – The flower itself, consisting of resin glands and buds. A protective layer of bracts surrounds the calyx, covering the plant’s reproductive organs. Here, seeds are formed. (Resin glands and buds)

●    Pistils – This is the orange hair protruding from the calyxes. Pistils are the female plant’s sex organs, also known as stigmas. Pistils are one of the earliest signs that a cannabis plant is …

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