21 Aug 2014

Rose of Jericho

The false Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) is a resurrection plant native to the Chihuahuan desert of the US and Mexico. These particular plants are famous for their ability to survive extreme dehydration and desiccation. The scientific explanation behind this is pretty tricky and long, but the beauty of the video timelapse we’ve prepared is infinitely beautiful.

It’s pretty spectacular to watch these unique roses coming back to life when in contact with water.