Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 95v

Folio 95v, Hollyhock (Althaea Rosea), is a member of the mallow family that was imported into Europe from China. It is a biennial often found growing in clumps. The roots are thick (tuberous), long, and tapering; the leaves are broad and palmate; and the purple, red, pink, or yellow flowers are used to make dyes. They may also be used in skin moisturizers.

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