View Rose Of Jericho Plant Facts Background. Selaginella lepidophylla, a species of desert plant in the spikemoss family (selaginellaceae). It refers to two resurrection plants anastatica heirochuntica and selaginella lepidophylla.
Another common misconception about the selaginella lepidophylla species is, that it is not infact «coming back from the dead», as the plant is not alive. Rose of jericho, common name for two plants belonging to different families in the plant kingdom. Last summer i came across this strange looking plant and was completely baffled as to what it was and only after doing online research rediscovered it's identity.
One, an annual desert plant (anastatica hierochuntica) of the other, odontospermum pygmaeum, is native to the same region and also called rose of jericho because of its similar properties.
In fact, experts believe that the buoyancy of a. After the 40 days with in the desert, jesus blessed the plant as a magical talisman of resurrection and sustaining life through hardship. The rose of jericho is a plant known for its ability to return to life after many years of dormancy. Well you're in luck, because here they come.