Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Veronica

Saw-leaved speedwell (Veronica austriaca) will be my placeholder for plant id on fol. 26r of the Voynich Manuscript. Unlike Veronica officinalis the leaves are deeply toothed. The artist in the VMs emphasized the V-shape for the classic Veronica spikes. Although it is called Austrian speedwell it is present in other countries of northern temperate Europe.

 

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