I am adding second possibility for VMs fol. 9r - white mulberry (Morus alba) - which is the favorite food of the silkworm (Bombyx mori). The root reminds of fabric and the extensions of the leaves may symbolize the silkworms feeding on them. Once the silk production was a state secret of China but by the 15th century the silk was made also in Italy and France.
At the base of the plant we see spade-like shape. In the German playing cards tradition the spades were called leaves (the example is from 1475). Mulberry can have both palmate and spade-like leaves on the same branch.