Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 6r, Bear Breeches (Acanthus mollis), is native to Southern Europe and one of the earliest garden plants to be cultivated. It has a cluster of deeply-lobed, dark-green, basal leaves. The purple-white flowers with green bracts are produced on a stem growing above the leaves. The plant propagates from tubers. Romans used scrolls and the leaves from the Acanthus plant to decorate the Corinthian columns.

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