Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 66v, Winter Savory (Satureja montana), is a perennial, low-growing, aromatic shrub that is native to the Mediterranean region. The woody stems are branched; the leaves oblong and linear; and the pale purple flowers form whorls on the stems. Savory plays an important part in Italian cuisine, and is used with bean cooking and made into a “mint sauce” with vinegar. Pliny used the old Latin name Satureia describe the plant.

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