Resurrection Plant

A name given to the ROSE OF JERICHO (Anastatica hierochuntica), for the leaves fall off as the seeds ripen during the dry season, and the branches curve inwards to make a lattice-like ball which is blown out of the soil to roll about the desert until it finds a moist spot, or until the rainy season begins. The Greek word anastasis, after which the generic name is taken, means resurrection.

Rhamnus cathartica > BUCKTHORN

Rhamnus purshiana > CALIFORNIAN BUCKTHORN

Rheum rhaponticum > RHUBARB

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