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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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farfara is derived from an ancient name for white poplar (Populus alba) meaning. 'like white poplar' with reference to the leaves. [See Tussilago farfara.]

farinosa is derived from Latin farina (flour, meal) meaning 'mealy, powdery or covered with a floury bloom'.[See Aletris farinosa.]

farnesiana means 'of or from the gardens of the Farnese Palace in Rome'. [See Acacia farnesiana.]

fasciculata is derived from Latin fasciculus (bundle, packet, fagot) meaning 'clustered or growing/grouped together in bundles'. [See Prunus fasciculata, Puccinellia fasciculata, Vernonia fasciculata.]

fenestratum is Latin fenestra (window) with reference either to a shiny leaf surface, or to leaves with holes or transparent patches. [See Coscinium fenestratum.]

Ferocactus [genus name] is derived from Latin ferox (ferocious, spiny or very thorny) and Greek cactus (spiny plant) components with reference to the vicious spines. Some authorities note the possibility that those who originally determined this name may have sought a reference to the spiny Cactus genus (which no longer exists) to endorse the same meaning. [See Ferocactus.]

ferox means 'ferocious, spiny or very thorny'. [See Aconitum ferox, Aloe ferox, Datura ferox.]

ferrea is derived from Latin ferrum (iron) meaning 'of iron or iron hard, durable' with reference to the wood. [See Mesua ferrea.]

ferrugineum is derived from Latin ferrum (iron) meaning 'rusty-coloured or reddish-brown'. [See Rhododendron ferrugineum.]

Festuca [genus name] is Latin (stalk, straw or stem). [See Festuca.]


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