This plant is making a big comeback in the magickal world, although it has been hanging out for quite a while. Literally. This plant can last for years, in it’s tumbleweed state, with no water.
Selaginella lepidophylla is what is commonly referred to as the Rose of Jericho in the magickal circle, but did you know that it’s real name? It is a tumbleweed as well as a resurrection plant but is also has many nicknames including: flower of stone, false rose of Jericho, resurrection moss, dinosaur plant, siempre viva, stone flower, and doradilla. The real Rose of Jericho is Anastatica, named by John Gerard in the 16th century found in the Middle East, Africa, Palestine, and Egypt. The plant we are talking about today is found in the Americas, in arid climates discovered by the Spanish missionaries.