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In addition to searching through the individual botanical definitions you may now benefit also from browsing the extensive information gleaned through our research. This list has been compiled in alphabetic order according to the genus or species..

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ficaria is derived from the genus name Ficus meaning 'like the shape of the fruit/receptacle in that (fig) genus'. [See Ranunculus ficaria.]

ficifolia is made up of the genus name Ficus and Latin -folia (leaved) components meaning 'with leaves like those of that (fig) genus'. [See Cucurbita ficifolia.]

ficus-indica is made up of the genus name Ficus (fig) and Latin indica (Indian) components meaning 'fig of India'. [See Opuntia ficus-indica.]

Filago [genus name] is derived from Latin filum (thread) with reference to the hairs. [See Filago.]

filiculoides is made up of Latin filici (fern) and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'fern-like'. [See Azolla filiculoides.]

filiformis is derived from Latin filum (thread) and -formis (shape) meaning 'thread-like'. [See Potamogeton filiformis.]

Filipendula [genus name] is derived from Latin filum (thread) and pendulus (hanging, pendulous). [See Filipendula.]

filix-femina is derived from Latin filix (fern) and femina (female) components with reference to the delicacy of the fronds of lady-fern compared with those of male-fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) and for others lady-fern’s habit of enclosing spores with a covering considered to be decorous ie. feminine. [See Athyrium filix-femina.]

filix-mas is derived from Latin filix (fern) and mas (male) components. [See Dryopteris filix-mas.]

fistulosa means 'hollow, pipe-like or a narrow duct or passage' with reference to a part of the plant which is hollow. [See Monarda fistulosa, Oenanthe fistulosa.]


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