Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 94r

Folio 94r, Moonwort or Moonfern (Botrychium lunaria), is found in cold and temperate zones all over the world. It is a small fern with fleshy roots. Its fronds are pinnate with 3 to 8 pairs of rounded leaves and a fertile spike that is completely covered with brown spore cases when it is ripe. This plant is on the endangered species list. Legends claim it can raise the dead, open locks, and unshoe horses that tread on it. This folio was identified by Dana Scott.

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