Definition - What does Adventitious Bud mean?
The plant structure of cannabis is one that has different kinds of branches and different kinds of buds. The buds that are smaller and randomly appear on the trunk or roots of the plant abnormally are called adventitious buds.
In most flowering plants, including marijuana plants, buds are classified by their various positions on the plant. Adventitious buds are all the buds that malform on trunks or roots, rather than stems.
Other types of buds are the terminal buds located at the tip of the stems; the apical buds located at the top of the plant; and the axillary buds located in the axils of the leaf.
Hydrolife explains Adventitious Bud
The word adventitious derives from the Latin word adventicius, which means "coming to us from abroad" The buds that grow out of the way of full sunlight, on the trunk or roots of the flowering plant are called adventitious buds
They can develop from anywhere aside from the shoot apical meristem, which is at the tip of a stem or the shoot node. Adventitious buds can also develop as new growth on shoots. When there is considerable secondary growth, adventitious buds might develop. On some plants, these are typical on the roots and they are called suckers.
Adventitious buds contain THC. However, they are not going to be as well-developed as the cola or secondary buds. You can harvest, dry and smoke these. Other growers may prefer to use these smaller buds in a concentrate, and focus on smoking or distributing the larger buds.
As the plant did not complete a full grow cycle on these and they are atypical, the quality may not be as good depending on the size, how long it grew, and the strain.