The Voynich Botanical PlantsFolio 8r
Folio 8r, Green Pea (Pisum sativum), is an annual Eurasian vine of the legume family that is grown for its protein-rich seeds. Cultivation of pea plants spread from the Middle East into Europe during Neolithic times. The pea is an annual, cool-season crop. Each leaf has a branched tendril at its tip and one to three pairs of leaflets. The flowers are white or purple and the mature pea pod contains 3-9 seeds. Mendel used green pea plants to establish his laws of inheritance and formulated the basic principles of modern genetics.