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Resurrection plant   /rˌɛzərˈɛkʃən plænt/   Listen
Resurrection plant

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






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Words linked to "Resurrection plant" :   spike moss, spikemoss, Anastatica, Selaginella lepidophylla, rose of Jericho, genus Anastatica, crucifer, Anastatica hierochuntica, cruciferous plant, little club moss



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