Plant of the Week – Sept 8-14

Resurrection Fern – Polypodium polypodioides

resurrection fern

Resurrection Fern near Uluru, Australia (photo: Allyson Eller)

This amazing fern can be found in arid and semi-arid places in Australia, South America, and Africa.  When it becomes dry it turns brown and shrivels up, appearing to be dead. When given a little water it turns green again, which is how it got its name.