Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Fringed Campion

Fringed Campion (Silene fimbrata) may be the plant on fol. 33r of the Voynich Manuscript.

The root contains drawing of two faces - hair (fringe?, hair-line) included. The word 'fringe' is 14th century French from Latin 'frimbria' - fibers,threads,fringe. The Fringed Campion sure has the bangs and its leaves are closer to heart-shape than those of the Bladder Campion (previous id by Edith Sherwood).

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