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See rose of Jericho.
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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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|Noun||1.||resurrection 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|
|2.||resurrection plant - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist|
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