Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 36r, Delphinium (Delphinium staphisagria), a member of the buttercup family, is native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The plant has a fibrous root system, and deeply lobed leaves with 3 to 7 toothed, polinted lobes. The flowering stem is erect, topped with many purple, blue, red, yellow, or white five-petal flowers. All parts of the plant are poisonous, however the seeds have been used to treat parasites such as lice and nits in the hair.

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