Sunday, March 23, 2008

Resurrection Plant in the Trees of Monmouth

Recently a guest and his wife spotted an unusual plant here in the Monmouth Gardens. This plant is especially significant during our Easter season as it is called a Resurrection Plant (Selaginella lepidophylla).
Our guest who is a botanist pointed out the plant growing high on the branches of our ancient oak trees and explained that the plant without water looks brown and dying and then quickly revives (within hours) to a bright healthy green- after a rain or after the morning dew has covered the branches!
Visiting Monmouth is always a beautiful experience and discoveries by our guests are treasured information for us.
-Peggy Voss

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