Edith Sherwood Ph.D.

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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Folio 95v1. Hollyhock (Alcea) is a member of the mallow family that was imported into Europe from China. It is a biennial often found growing in clumps. The roots are thick (tuberous), long, and tapering; the leaves are broad and palmate; and the purple, red, pink, or yellow flowers are used to make dyes. They may also be in ingredient in skin moisturizers. (C)

(C) Plants drawn from nature
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