Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 38v

Folio 38v, Myrtle Spurge or Donkey tail (Euphorbia myrsinites), is a fleshy herbaceous plant, a native of Southeastern Europe. The blueish-green leaves are spirally arranged around the sprawling stem. Inconspicuous yellow (not blue) flowers in yellow bracts are produced in the Spring. Handling this plant may cause a skin irritation or an allergic reaction.

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