Definition of Resurrection plant
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Little Club Moss, Spike Moss, Spikemoss
2. Noun. Small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist.
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Anastatica, Genus Anastatica
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Literary usage of Resurrection plant
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1. Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants in All Ages and in by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1911)
"resurrection plant Now and then will be found in city shops, or in the packs of those who hawk merchandise through the town, a dried plant which is offered ..."
2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1898)
"The plant usually called resurrection plant and connected with the Holy Land is a ... Another opinion with regard to the resurrection plant of heraldry, ..."
3. Episodes in the Life of an Indian Chaplain by A. Retired chaplain (1882)
"Black ants—Eed ants and their peculiar nest—The resurrection plant—Importation of tiger CUDS— Wild ..."
4. Science of Plant Life: A High School Botany Treating of the Plant and Its by Edgar Nelson Transeau (1919)
"The resurrection plant (Fig. 39) of Texas is an example of this group. During the rainy season it is green and has its many scale-leafed branches spread out ..."
5. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by William Robinson, Esther Baldwin York (1903)
"In addition to being called the resurrection plant it is also known as the Rose ... The third known as the resurrection plant is Selaginella lepidophylla, ..."
6. Science of Plant Life: A High School Botany Treating of the Plant and Its by Edgar Nelson Transeau (1919)
"Another group of plants is adjusted to desert conditions by being able to with- stand complete drying. The resurrection plant (Fig. ..."
7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"resurrection plant. Sts. 2-4 in. long, densely tufted, spreading in a close spiral so ... Often sold dry under the name of "resurrection plant" (which see), ..."