Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 35v, Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), is native to Central and Northern Europe and is known in France as Cassis. It is a low growing shrub with alternate, palmately five-lobed leaves with serrated margins. The clusters of small, greenish-brown flowers produce edible, black, berry fruit in the fall that may be used to make jams and jellies. Blackcurrants are rich in vitamin C and are the basis of the children’s drink Ribena.

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