posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 06:18 PM
So being a plant guy myself I am hung up on some of the plants. I have been looking through the Manuscript on the Yale site. I see many plants that
seem to have contemporary correlates. I am going to go off and search to see if someone has not made a detailed study of this already.
The plants do seem to be represented in the same manner as many botanical prints that can be seen today. I find it unusual though that I have yet to
come across plant images in the manuscript that show the plants broken down into their component parts like contemporary botanists do. I see a little
bit of that, especially with the plant that is shown that I am sure must be mandrake, but very little. It is as though they are saying 'here is the
plant (wort) and here is what to do with it'. Or maybe the writing describes in detail what to do with it. Here are some more images.....
This is thistle. I see a lot of images in the manuscript that makes me think of thistle. If you are interested in this further check out the artichoke
These are kholrabi and potato respectively. When looking at the long thick brown roots with the spatulate leaves on distinct stems (as well as other
images) that are shown in the manuscript these two come to mind. could be some relative of one of these....
But, of course, I think it is this. Mandrake.....
I also see others that look oddly familiar. Like the kangaroo foot plant on the Yale sit page 9r. And I also see plants that look like they could be
water lilies and violets.
I sure hope everyone likes plants as much as I do.
edit on 11-2-2011 by Frater210 because: Syntx Hell