Viola bicolor, Viola rafinesquii, Viola rafinesquei, American Field Pansy.
Viola bicolor, Viola rafinesquii, Viola rafinesquei, American field pansy, has recently been associated with one of the phytomorph illustrations in the famous encrypted codex known as the Voynich Manuscript, expanding evidence that the codex is a post-Columbian Meosamerican herbal written in Colonial Spain in the 16th Century (A. O. Tucker and J. Janick. 2019. Flora of the Voynich Codex, Springer). The Cherokee used tea of the leaves for dysentery, colds, coughs; externally crushed root for boils, among others. Root reportedly contains methyl salicylate, with the fragrance of wintergreen.
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