rose of Jericho

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rose of Jericho

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Either of two desert plants, Anastatica hierochuntica of the mustard family, native to northern Africa and southwest Asia, or Selaginella lepidophylla, a spore-bearing vascular plant of the southwest United States and Mexico. Each plant forms a tight ball when dry and unfolds under moist conditions. Also called resurrection plant.

rose of Jericho

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(Plants) another name for the resurrection plant
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Noun1.rose of Jericho - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Perurose of Jericho - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peru; curls up in a tight ball when dry and expands and grows under moist conditions
little club moss, spike moss, spikemoss - any of numerous fern allies of the genus Selaginella
2.rose of Jericho - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moistrose of Jericho - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Anastatica, genus Anastatica - one species: rose of Jericho; resurrection plant