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Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:38 am

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Falcate: A sickle shaped leaf
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
theLeaf Shape category.
An example would be Helianthus maximiliani also found in the plants section

Fern:A fern is a non-flowering, vascular plant that reproduces by spores on leaves called fronds which unfurl from fiddleheads. Numbering between 9000 and 15,000 ferns are found from the tropics to temperate zones.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Fertilizer: A substance organic or chemical used to enhance the soil and thus assist in the growing of plants and crops.

Filamentous: A plant with hair like fibers Example Yucca filamentosa

Fish - Shelter:Some fish will eat almost anything, including their own fry(newborn fish). Fry instinctively look for a hiding place after they hatch or are born. Aquatic vegetation provides an excellent area in which to hide during their development.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
theWildlife Value category.

Fissure: A crack or opening in a plant or tree or the split of a seed pod about to open.

Fistule: A cylindrical opening as in a reed plant

Flabelate: Fan or half circle shaped. Examples: Ginkgo biloba(Maidenhair tree),
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
theLeaf Shape category.

Flaccid: lacking moisture, limp or wilted

Fleshy Root: Is the expanded root section used for underground storage of nutrients. Example: Daylily

Flora: plant life growing in an area

Flower Arranging/Drying: Flowers whose features lend well to drying and use in floral decorations.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
theSuitable For category.

Founder: The first instance of a plant in an area that establishes a population of that plant. Example: A

Fragrant: Flowers that issue a pleasing scent that is pleasing to the olfactory senses.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Frond: a fern or Palm leaf

Fruit: Fruit is the product of a fertilized flower used to disperse seeds.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Full Shade: Less than 2 hours of direct sunlight during the day.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
the Sun Exposure category.

Full Sun:Six hours or more of direct sunlight during the day. Not necessarily continuous.
You will find this term in the Plants edit section under
the Sun Exposure category.

Funiculus: The connecting cord or tissue between the seed and the placenta. Easier to see looking at an immature seed.


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Comments

Cayuga Morning wrote on Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:47 pm:


I like this. Now I know where to go to identify leaf shapes.





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