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Added by: Bongaloid Last edited by: MedMan Viewed: 259 times Rated by 107 users: 9.34/10 Preflowers, as opposed to full blown flowers, generally appear after the fourth week of vegetative growth from seed. Check carefully above the fourth node. Please note that preflowers are very small and and almost impossible to differentiate without magnification. A photographer's 10x loupe is handy indeed when examining preflowers.
As the images below demonstrate, the female preflower is pear shaped and produces a pair of pistils. Frequently, the female preflowers do not show pistils until well after the preflowers have emerged. Thus, don't yank a plant because it has no pistils. Pistillate preflowers are located at the node between the stipule and emerging branch.
Also, some female preflowers never produce pistils. A female preflower without pistils is difficult to distinguish from a male preflower. Thus, hermaphodite issues should not be resolved by the appearance of preflowers, without pistils, on a plant otherwise believed to be a female.
Image courtesy of MrIto
Image courtesy of Uncle Ben
The male preflower may be described as a "ball on a stick." However, its most recognizable feature is its absence of pistils. Sometimes, a male plant will develop mature staminate flowers after prolonged periods of vegetative growth. These appear in clusters around the nodes.
The following image shows a male plant in early flowering. Staminate flowers are located at the node between the stipule and emerging branch.
Image courtesy of PLAYn
Image courtesy of PsycoXul
Old post but would like an answer
In another post today babygro said to me watch for the sex of my plants,
Anyway after readin that I went and had a good look at my plants and noticed that almost all my plants are showing these preflowers, there 22 days old though wtf
I havent really payed much notice to them but a few are 1/2 a cm long already and the ones with out hairs are starting to form something where the rest have hairs
So what id like to know is does this mean that the ones with hairs are fems and nows a good time to clone (with in the next week)
After goin back to look again, 4 out of 8 so far are showing preflowers with out needing Magnification to see them, the rest do have something growing but cant make them out yet, though I think another few days
man these he girl's can be deceiving..got be vigilante.change your chit in a heartbeat
btw mogie nice pic of the female pistils..looks like the stalk wants to bud as well
This helped me out a lot. I was actually wondering about preflowers and didnt know much about them.
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