Boea hygroscopica in dry season (top) and wet season (bottom)

Photos by Anton Weber
Gro
wing in Palmerston National Park, Queensland, Australia

Boea hygroscopica is one of the so-called "resurrection plants", in that they can survive periods of drought.  They become desiccated and apparently dead, but come to life when it rains.  Flowers of this species are very attractive, and reminiscent of African Violets.

 

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