Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 46r, The Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), is found all over Europe. It is also known as the Lawn or English Daisy. This herbaceous plant produces additional plants from short creeping rhizomes. The small, rounded or spoon-shaped leaves grow close to ground. The flowers, at the end of a leafless stalk, consist of white ray florets surrounding a yellow disc. The daisy was an ingredient of an ointment used in the fourteenth century to treat wounds and gout. The leaves may be eaten raw in a salad.

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