The Southern lights aren’t the only impressive light display in the night sky — the south pole also has an aurora phenomenon, called the “aurora australis.” There’s also a strain called Southern Lights that’s practically the inverse of its counterpart, indica Northern Lights. Instead of heavy bodily effects throughout, Southern Lights offers a mostly stimulating mental high that eventually melts into full-bodied relaxation. The strain is a cross between NYC Diesel and Sensi Star. Its THC content has been measured at between 17% and 25%.
When trimmed, Southern Lights’ flowers are medium-sized chunks that have a roughly tapered shape, somewhat like miniature pinecones. These buds have an indica-inflected structure, with leaves that curl closely and compactly together. The leaves themselves are a vibrant spring green and are twisted through with curly orange pistils. Finally, a thick coating of cloudy, translucent trichomes covers these flowers and make them very difficult to break up without the help of a grinder.