Botanical Words Alphabetical List - FI
FIBRIL:1. A small fiber. 2. A root hair.
FIBRILLOSE: Furnished with or made up of fibrils.
FIBROUS ROOTS: A fine, densley branching root, which absorbs moisture and nutrients from the soil.
FIELD CAPACITY: The highest amount of moisture remaining in a soil after free water has been allowed to drain away. Expressed as a percentage of oven-dry weight of soil or other convenient unit.
FIELD MOISTURE: The water that soil contains under field conditions.
FILAMENT: The stalk of a stamen that bears the anther.
FILICIFORM: In the shape of a fern or fern frond.
FILM WATER: Water held on the surface of the soil particles that doesn't drain away.
FIMBLE: The male hemp plant or the fiber made from it. Also called fimble hemp.
FIMBRIA: A fringe-like border; the peristome of a moss.
FIMBRIATE: Fringed; bordered with hairs or with slender processes, as a fimbriate petal. Also fimbriated.
FINE SAND: Soil particles measuring from .10 to .25 millimeter.
FINE-TEXTURED SOIL: A clayey soil containing 35% or more clay.
FIRMING: A term used to indicate light-packing of soil around roots.
FIRST BOTTOM: The normal flood plain of a stream.
FISH MEAL: An organic fertilizer made of fish.
FIXATION: The conversion of a soluble material form to a relatively insoluble form.
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