rose of Jerichorose of Jericho
an Asian plant (Anastatica hierochuntica) of the crucifer family, with oval leaves and spikes of small, white flowers: it curls up tightly when dry and expands again when moistened
rose of Jericho
Either of two desert plants, Anastatica hierochuntica of the mustard family, native to northern Africa and southwest Asia, or Selaginella lepidophylla, a spore-bearing vascular plant of the southwest United States and Mexico. Each plant forms a tight ball when dry and unfolds under moist conditions. Also called resurrection plant .