Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 7r, Starflower (Trientalis europaea), is a small woodland plant found in Northern Europe. It is a member of the primulaceae family and is on the endangered species list. The plant base has one or more whorls of teardrop shaped leaves that turn a copper hue in the late summer. The small white flowers usually have 6-8 petals. There is a drawing of a star flower (8 petals) in the right hand top corner of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the Star of Bethleham (6 petals). The plant was used in an ointment for treating wounds.

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