Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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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.

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