Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 94v left, Corncockle or Red Campion (Agrostemma Githago), is a weed widely distributed in the cornfields of Europe. The plant’s long, narrow, lance-shaped, stemless leaves are produced in pairs; the slender stems end in a single magenta flower. The flower’s leaf-like calyx is very long and narrow with five strong ridges and five long green teeth that are longer than the magenta petals. Corncockle was once considered a cure for dropsy and jaundice.

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