The Voynich Botanical PlantsFolio 51r
Folio 51r, European Searocket (Cakile maritima), is widespread in Europe, especially on coastlines where it grows in clumps on the sand dunes. It has a taproot and its shiny, fleshy leaves are spear-shaped and deeply lobed. The white to light purple flowers grow in simple clusters at the top of erect stems. If the leaves are to be used for a salad, the plant should not be allowed to flower, but flowering plants are used for medical purposes such as treating swolen lymph nodes.