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Jericho Flower

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Bulk Herbs: Jericho Flower

Selaginella lepidophylla

Format: Dried Plant
Size: 1 dried flower

Also known as: False Rose of Jericho, Maryam's Flower, Resurrection flower, St. Mary's Flower, White Mustard Flower, Stone Flower, Resurrection Plant.

Farming Type: Normal (non-organic)
Origin: Mexico

Rose of Jericho, also called resurrection plant, either of two species of unrelated plants known for their ability to survive dessication. Selaginella lepidophylla, is native to the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico and South Western US and is renowned for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation. During dry weather in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight ball, uncurling only when exposed to moisture. During dry weather its stems curl into a tight ball and the plant enters a period of dormancy. It too can become a tumbleweed, but unlike the true rose of Jericho, S. lepidophylla can revive in the presence of moisture even if its roots have been disrupted. This one is generally referred to either Jericho Flower or False Rose of Jericho. This is the most common version of Jericho Flower used in most voodoo and hoodoo work.

The other is Anastatica hierochuntica, is native to western Asia and is the only species of the genus Anastatica of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The small gray plant curls its branches and seedpods inward in the dry season, forming a ball that opens only when moistened. It can survive for years in that form, though it is sometimes uprooted and blown by the wind like a tumbleweed. If still rooted when moistened, it spreads into a green plant as much as 30 cm (1 foot) wide and bears minute white flowers.

Both plants can be re-hydrated in water and this is why they both share the common name "rose of Jericho", in reference to the biblical city of Jericho, constantly reborn from its ashes. When away from the water, the plant curls into a dry ball.

It can be re-hydrated by placing it in the water for 12-24 hours. The water from this re-hydration process is a prized magical component for many different magical workings. Jericho Flowers and water can be used in all types of abundance, healing and love. It can be removed from water and put away and re-hydrated at a later time if needed. If you decide to leave it in water, be sure that it is not completely submerged and only has water near the roots or it can begin to rot. After placing the plant in water, the water needs to be changed daily, as standing water can also cause it to rot. The water that revived the plant is a powerful magical tonic!

Keywords: Abundance, healing, love

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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