Hi! My name is Theo, and I am a first-year student. I’m excited about taking this course and looking forward to seeing all the plants everyone documents this semester!
My top favorite plant is selaginella martensii, more commonly known as the Frosty Fern.

This image, taken by designwithgrace, shows the distinctive white, or “frosty” tipped leaves of the frosty fern.

Credit: designwithgrace, (2022). Closeup of vivid green Selaginella Frosty Fern Spikemoss. Shutterstock.

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  1. Welcome Theo,
    yes, I love Selaginella. They are pretty amazing in the desert in AZ and other deserts of the world. Selaginella lepidophylla (syn. Lycopodium lepidophyllum), also known as a resurrection plant, is a species of desert plant in the spikemoss family (Selaginellaceae). It is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of the United States and Mexico. Just amazing how it totally dries up in the drought, and then when there is sufficient precipitation it will turn green, unfurl, and disperse its spored. Image below, left dehydrated state, and at right fully hydrated by James St. John – Selaginella lepidophylla (resurrection plant) (Mexico) 1, CC BY 2.0,

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