Axil | Noun


On marijuana plants, the axil is the angle between the upper surface of the leaf stalk, also known as the petiole, and the stem from which it arises. Consequently, an axillary bud is a bud borne in the axil of the leaf. Inflorescences, the complete flower head of a plant including its stems, stalks, bracts, and flowers, is found in the axils of the upper leaves of the cannabis plant. Generally, the axil is the place on the plant where the leaves meet the main stem. In marijuana plants, these have special cells that will grow into either side branches or into flowers. The little stalk that holds and supports the main blade of the leaf or leaflets is known as the petiole. It also joins the root system at the soil level.