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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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floridanum means 'of or from Florida, USA'. [See Illicium floridanum.]

floridus means 'flowering abundantly'. [See Calycanthus floridus.]

flos-cuculi is made up of Latin flos (flower, blossom) and cuculus (cuckoo) components meaning 'cuckoo flower' with reference to the plant blooming when the cuckoo is in full voice. [See Silene flos-cuculi.]

foeniculum is derived from the genus name Foeniculum meaning 'fennel-like'. [See Agastache foeniculum.]

foenum-graecum is made up of Latin faenum (hay) and graecum (a Greek) components. Some authorities note that the Romans used fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) as fodder. [See Trigonella foenum-graecum.]

foetida is Latin (stinking) meaning 'bad-smelling, fetid or stinking'. [See Crepis foetida, Mangifera foetida, Passiflora foetida, Rosa foetida.]

foetidus is Latin (stinking) meaning 'bad-smelling, fetid or stinking'. [See Helleborus foetidus, Symplocarpus foetidus.]

Fokienia [genus name] is derived from Fujian (or Fokien or Fukien), a province in south-eastern China from where the first specimen of Fokienia hodginsii was introduced to Europe in 1908 by a Captain A. Hodgins. [See Fokienia.]

follicularis means 'producing dry one-celled fruit that (like the peony's, Paeonia ) split open along one line when ripe'. [See Cephalotus follicularis.]

formosa means 'beautiful or handsome'. [See Dicentra formosa, Leycesteria formosa.]


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