Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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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.

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