Although used infrequently, “bract” is actually the correct scientific term for what growers refer to as a “calyx” ( picture and diagram). Since a lot of cannabis knowledge was gleaned by non-scientists (like us), it’s common to use wordsthat aren’t technically correct. Examples include: “bract” instead of “calyx”, “bud” instead of “flower”, or “cola” instead of “branch”. It’s much more common to hear the term “calyx” to describe this part of the plant.

Similar Terms

  1. Calyx
  2. Flower bract
  3. Leaf bract
  4. Perianth
  5. Scale leaf