Monday, June 10, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Shrubby Cinquefoil

The Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa, syn. Potentilla Fruticosa) may be the plant on fol. 23r of the Voynich Manuscript. Ironically, the shrubby cinquefoil comes with flowers in about every other color but blue. Other than that, it is a pretty good match. In Mary's Garden lists potentilla is often associated with Our Lady's fingers.

1 comment:

  1. It looks, to me anyway, a perfect match (sketch-wise). Who knows, there may have been a child in the household where the manuscript first arrived.....

    I've discovered that one will rarely encounter a "label" for any particular Vms specimen. But one will often encounter repetitions "cae" "ceus" which will end thusly: "aes-p-keus": "8" "p" "9" ,