resurrection plant


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resurrection plant

resurrection plant

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(Plants) any of several unrelated desert plants that form a tight ball when dry and unfold and bloom when moistened. The best-known examples are the crucifer Anastatica hierochuntica (also called rose of Jericho), club mosses of the genus Selaginella, and the composite Asteriscus pygmoeus
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Noun1.resurrection plant - densely tufted fern ally of southwestern United States to Peruresurrection plant - 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.resurrection plant - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moistresurrection plant - 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
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The term resurrection plant denotes a diverse range of about one-hundred-and-thirty plant species--normally endemic to arid areas of the world--that appear to return to life after drying out, withering, and turning brown as an adaptive response to drought.
The hydrating mist and moisturizing lotion each comprise pure Pacific Ocean rainwater as well as resurrection plant extract, passion fruit extract, sea buckthorn extract, orchid extract, pomegranate extract and portulaca extract.
using genes from an indigenous resurrection plant Xerophyta viscosa.
The resurrection plant is able to thrive and rejuvenate itself, and that's what we want to do for your skin," explains Dr Howard Murad.
1) Anastatica hierochuntica also known as Rose of Jericho, Resurrection plant, Genggam Fatimah, (2) or very commonly in Arabic, Kaf Mariam (Mary's hand) is found in the Sahara-Arabian deserts and widely available in Middle Eastern societies where it is consumed as a herbal tea during pregnancy.
Then there is Africa's resurrection plant, which dehydrates itself when there is no rain and then rehydrates again after rain.
Gardner of the University of Cape Town and his colleagues have been sequencing the DNA of a resurrection plant called Xerophyta humilis.
The resurrection plant has an unusual characteristic.