Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 34r

Folio 34r. The identity of the comparison plant is unknown but may be Anemone hortensis, a species native to Italy. This rhizomatous plant has daisy-like flowers that occur in all shades between white and purple. It is distinguished by a rosette of three lobed divided leaves that grow at the base of the plant and another about half way up the stem. Anemones are no longer used as herbs but in the past various parts of the plant were recommended as cures for headaches and rheumatic gout.

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