Resurrection plant (Selaginella pilifera) belongs to the family Selaginellaceae (the Spikemoss family). It is an evergreen moss that is native to New Nexico, Texas and northern Mexico. This plant grows on dry rocky soil, rock crevices, and cliff faces in the Chihuahuan Desert. It is terrestrial or on rock, forming rosettes. The main stem is a spirally compact, branched, branches 2-3 forked, and prostrate. The leaves are thick and stiff. The lateral leaves are overlapping, ascending, green, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, base cordate, with 2 ciliate lobes or auricles.