Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 29v, Roman coriander (Nigella sativa), is an annual plant in the ranunculus family, native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. It has finely divided, linear leaves and pale blue or white flowers with 5 to 10 petals. The fruit is a balloon-like capsule containing numerous seeds. The seeds are frequently referred to as black cumin and are used in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.

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