Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Glossary
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- falcate search for term
- - a. (L. falx, a sickle) curved like a sickle.
- farinaceous search for term
- - a. (L. farina, meal) containing flour; starchy; mealy.
- farinose search for term
- - a., full of meal; mealy; covered with a white, powdery substance.
- fascicle search for term
- - n. (L. fasciculus, small bundle) a small bundle or tuft, as of fibers, leaves, etc.
- fastigiate search for term
- - a. (L. fastigare, to slope up) branches close to stem and erect.
- fen search for term
- - n. (ME. fen, fenne; AS. fen, fenn, a marsh, bog, fen) low land covered wholly or partially with water but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; a moor or marsh; plant community on alkaline, neutral, or slightly acid peat.
- fenestrated search for term
- - a. (L. fenstra, window) a type of leaf anatomy with small perforation or transparent spots. Confined to a few tropical monocotyledons which grow on the island of Madagascar.
- filament search for term
- - n. (L. filum, thread) the stalk bearing the anther.
- filiform search for term
- - a. (L. filum, thread; forma, shape) thread-like, long and very slender.
- fimbriate search for term
- - n. (L. fimbriatus, fringed) cut into regular segments and appearing fringed at the margins.
- fistula search for term
- - n. (L. fistula, pipe) pathological or artifical pipe-like opening; water-conducting vessel - alt. trachea.
- fistulose search for term
- - a. same as fistulous.
- fistulous search for term
- - a, having the form or nature of a fistula.
- flabellate search for term
- - a. (L. flabellare, to fan) fan-shaped.
- flaccid search for term
- - a. (L. flaccidus, flabby) weak, limp, soft, or flabby; leaves that do not have enough water and are about to wilt or are wilting.
- floccose search for term
- - a. (L. floccus, a lock of wool) said of pubescence which gives the impression of irregular tufts of cotton or wool.
- florescence search for term
- - n. (L. florescence, to begin to flower) bursting into bloom, alt. anthesis.
- floret search for term
- - n. (L. flos, flower) one of the small individual flowers of a crowded inflorescence such as capitulum; flower with lemma and palea, of grasses; alt. floscule.
- floricane search for term
- - n., the stem at flowering and fruiting stage (of a bramble, Rubus).
- floscule search for term
- - n. (L. flosculus, little flower) a small flower; a floret.
- flower search for term
- - n. (ME, flowre, flour, flur; OFr., flor, flur, flour, from L. flos, floris, a flower) the part of a plant containing or consisting of the organs of reproduction, either together in a monoclinous flower or separate in male and female flowers.
- foliaceous search for term
- - a. (L. folium, leaf) having the form or texture of a foliage leaf; thin and leaf-like; bearing leaves.
- follicle search for term
- - n. (L. folliculus, small sac) a dry dehiscent fruit formed of one carpel, and dehiscing along one side.
- fresh weight search for term
- - same as wet weight. Generally not a useful measurement for aquatic plants.
- frond search for term
- - n. (L. frons, a leafy branch) a leaf, especially of fern or palm; a leaf-like expansion.
- fruit search for term
- - n. (Fr. fruit, from L. fructus, fruit) the developed ovary of the flower containing ripe seeds, whether fleshy or dry, often used to include other associated parts such as a fleshy receptacle, then called a false fruit.
- frutescent search for term
- - a. (L. frutex, a shrub) shrubby or becoming shrubby.
- funicle search for term
- - n. (NL. funiculus) funiculus.
- funiculus search for term
- - n. (NL. from L. funis, a small rope) the stalk of an ovule. pl. funiculi.
- fusiform search for term
- - a. (L. fusus, a spindle; forma, form) shaped like a spindle; thick, tapering at both ends.