Anastatica (Anastatica hierochuntica)

Products Code : Anastatica (Anastatica hierochuntica)

Family : Brassicaceae

Origin : Arid areas in the Middle East and the Sahara Desert


nastatica is a monotypic genus with the type species Anastatica hierochuntica. The genus is a member of the family Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), in the division Magnoliophyta of the class Magnoliopsida. The plant is a small gray annual herb that rarely grows above 15 centimetres (6 in) high, and bears minute white flowers. It is a tumbleweed[1][2][3] and a resurrection plant.[2]

This species is not to be confused with Selaginella lepidophylla, sometimes wrongly referred to as "rose of Jericho"[4], or rightly "false rose of Jericho".