rose of Jericho


rose of Jericho
an Asian plant, Anastatica hierochuntica, of the mustard family, which, after drying and curling up, expands when moistened. Also called resurrection plant.
[1350-1400; ME]

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plant
also called  resurrection plant 

      (Anastatica hierochuntica), plant that is the only species of the genus Anastatica, of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), native to western Asia. The small, gray plant curls its branches and seedpods inward in the dry season, forming a ball that opens only when moistened. In this form, it can be stored for years and is often sold as a curiosity. The ball rolls with the wind like a tumbleweed, dispersing seeds as it goes. When moistened, it spreads into a fernlike plant as much as 30 cm (1 foot) wide and bears minute, white flowers.

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