Trichomes refer to the appendages found on the surface of marijuana flowers. These are the ones that contain cannabinoids and terpenes. While trichomes can be found throughout the cannabis plant; the flower, bracts, and leaves are their common production sites. Many cannabis customers know about trichomes’ sugary and crystal-like appearance.
Trichomes are a type of defense mechanism in cannabis. When female cannabis plants start to flower in the outdoors, they are exposed to various insects and animals. We can also add some environmental hazards. Trichomes perform an effective deterrent for animals because they make cannabis flowers unpleasant due to their harsh taste and strong odors. They also do a second purpose: protect the plants from damaging winds and even some types of fungal development.