The Resurrection Plant: It Springs Back To Life After Years Of Sleeping

The Resurrection Plant (Selaginella Lepidophylla) is species of desert moss that can ‘resurrect’ itself after periods of extreme dehydration lasting months or even years.

A curled up Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla)
A curled up Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla)

In fact, the longest documented survival time is fifty years without water. The plant’s leaves curl into a ball so it can move with the wind like a tumbleweed.

The roots of the plant stay intact. When it finds a water source the plant quickly opens up and turns green again until the water is gone.

The Resurrection Plant Is Ancient

The Resurrection Plant has been around for 290 million years. It pre-dates the dinosaurs and survived through their destruction. It also made it through the ice age and continues to thrive to this day. The Resurrection Plant is native to Mexico and Texas in desert regions.

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