The Voynich Botanical PlantsFolio 6r
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.