Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 40r

Folio 40r, Stork’s bill (Erodium malacoides), is a member of the geranium family found in the Mediterranean region. The leaves are deeply lobed and the loose clusters of blue, pink, or white flowers have five petals with purplish veins. An infusion made from the root of this plant was used as mouth wash or to sooth a throat infection.

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