Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 3v, Dungwort or Bear’s foot (Helleborus foetidus) is a small, herbaceous shrub native to Western Europe. It has a thick, succulent stem; palmately compound leaves; drooping green, cup-shaped flowers; and short rhyzomes for roots. All parts of the plant are poisonous. The leaves emit a bad smell when crushed. A good photograph of the shrub can be viewed at the BelleWood Gardens Web site.

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