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Fascicle
Small bundle or cluster.

Fertile
Capable of producing a fruit or caryopsis.

Fibrous
Looking like a mass of fiber; thread-like but may appear branched.

Filiform
Thread-like; long and narrow.

First glume
The lowermost of the two typical glumes of a spikelet; attached to the rachilla; empty (without flower parts in the axil; odd veined)

Flabellate
Broadly wedge or fan-shaped.

Flexuous
Bent gradually in one direction and then another.

Floral axis
The structure that the palea and flower are attached to the rachilla.

Floret
The lemma, floral axis, and palea with the included flower (pistil, stamen, and lodicules) or caryopsis (floret with all parts).

Flower
(grass flower) 2(-3) lodicules, (-1,-2) 3(-6)stamens, and pistil with 2(-3) stigma branches; flowers are within a and part of the floret.

Flowering
Producing the male and female reproductive structures.

Fruit
Ripened ovary.

Fusiform
Spindle-shaped; widest near the middle and tapering in toward both ends.