Took a look under the scope at some of my sugar leaves and discovered regimented white hairy structures emanating from the surface. One person thought that they were part of the stem anatomy, but I’ve seen them on leaves and buds as well. Another thought they’re immature trichomes. That’s my wish too. Mold and mildew, from what I’ve researched do not appear like these magnified. Naturally, I’m hoping it’s something indigenous to the plant and not something invasive.
Any incite would be appreciated