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Noun: resurrection plant
  1. 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
    - rose of Jericho, Selaginella lepidophylla
  2. Small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist
    - rose of Jericho, Anastatica hierochuntica

Derived forms: resurrection plants

Type of: crucifer, cruciferous plant, little club moss, spike moss, spikemoss

Part of: Anastatica, genus Anastatica

Encyclopedia: Resurrection plant