The Voynich Botanical PlantsFolio 26v
Folio 26v, Lentil (Lens culinaris), originated in the Near East, and was one of the first crops to be domesticated in Neolithic times. It is a bushy plant of the legume family grown for its seeds which are high in protein. By 6,000 BC legumes became a staple in the human diet as a supplement for protein where there was not enough meat. Folio 26v could also represent a chickpea plant, another member of the legume family.