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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 3, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Saw a video of a plant that looked like a dead mass but when water was added it opened up. It looks to be a parasite or something like it.

Here is the link: https://www.wimp.com/this-dead...

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 11:55 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I haven't seen one of those in years! Resurrection Fern of some type ... they were fun, popular plants back in the 70's!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Dec 3, 2017 12:01 PM CST
I thought it might be a resurrection fern but I don't think it is because it's too compact and round.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:04 PM CST
I'm not sure which is in your photo but the Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) is one that grows on tree limbs and tree trunks here in Florida. They almost completely disappear during drought or dry periods but show themselves again after rain.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:05 PM CST
There was another plant other than Pleopeltis that was like that but I can't for the life of me remember what the name is.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:07 PM CST
The one I'm remembering may have been some sort of moss?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:11 PM CST
Maybe a variety of Selaginella? Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Dec 3, 2017 12:14 PM CST
I grew up in Florida and we had the Resurrection Fern everywhere .. I used to go Swamp Trompin in the Everglades before it got trashed and they were everywhere in the Hammocks - I don't recall ever seeing one quite like this.

I'm thinking after looking at your link that it is Selaginella lepidophylla.

Thanks!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Yeah, it's not the Resurrection Fern (Pleopeltis) that grows on trees here but perhaps yours is related to the moss like Selaginella?

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 3, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Here's very quick little video of Selaginella lepidophylla unfurling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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