Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 37v

Folio 37v, Tassel flower (Emilia fosbergii), is probably native to Africa and Asia. It is an annual herb with a branched taproot and large, ovate, toothed lower leaves and smaller, alternate upper leavers that clasp the weakly erect stem. The stem terminates in purple, scarlet, red, pink, orange, or white thistle-like flowers. The young leaves are eaten and the seeds are used as a cereal.

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