Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 15v

Folio 15v, Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia), occurs in cool areas throughout Europe and Asia. This unusual plant has fleshy roots, and a single upright stem, with four pointed leaves near its top. From the center of the leaves, a single, green-white flower arises with greenish, filiform petals and green, petaloid sepals. The black, berry fruit is poisonous. The plant is also known as “true love” and was once used as an aphrodisiac. The seeds and berries have narcotic properties.

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