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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 glume, odd-veined, an empty bract.

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
The reproductive axis of angiosperms consisting of sepals, petals, stamens, and carpels, although one or more of these may be absent.

Flowering
Producing the male and female reproductive structures.

Fruit
Ripened ovary.

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