When buying cannabis buds, there are a few things that consumers have in mind. One of this is appearance, especially when it has to do with bedazzling purple colored buds that are almost mystical. Is the existence of purple weed a myth or reality?
Simply put, purple weed is a reality. Strains such as Granddaddy Purple, Purple Urkle, and Rare Darkness form such beautiful purple hues that are often irresistible. Shiny trichomes serenade the purple buds, when exposed to light you can’t help but fall in love with these strains.
What Is Purple Weed?
Purple weed is cannabis that has prominent purple hues in the buds, leaves, and stems. The purple is more visible as the plants mature during the flowering stage. Prior to this, they will be mostly green.
The compounds that give cannabis, as well as other plants their unique colors are referred to as flavonoids. As much as this sounds like flavor, it has nothing to do with taste. Common flavonoids in the cannabis plant include quercetin, carotenoid, kaempferol, and anthocyanin among others. Anthocyanin is responsible for the purple color in purple cannabis.