Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 3r, Feathery amaranth (Celosia argentea), is a widespread weed throughout tropical Africa. It is primarily used in Africa as a leafy vegetable for soups, sauces, or stews. Celosia has plume-like flowers ranging in color from dark-crimson to orange and golden-yellow making it a useful bedding and pot plant (Prota Database). Another possibility for Folio 3r is croton (Codiaeum variegatum), a native of Southern Asia.

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