Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 18r, Aster (Aster alpinus), is native to both Eurasia and North America. The name is derived from the Greek word meaning star. This perennial plant is 1 to 3 feet tall, branching occasionally. The alternate leaves are lanceolate and become smaller as they ascend up the stem. The flower has numerous small disk florets that are surrounded by about 8 to 12 ray florets. The base of mature plants can develop short rhizomes that facilitate the formation of colonies.

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