Dinosaur Plant Rehydration

I was at the Nat Hist Museum for my nephew Kevin’s 8th birthday. I picked up a thing at the shop they were calling a “Dinosaur Plant”*, basically an ancient species of moss that can survive for decades without water and revives really quickly when watered.

I shot a time-lapse video of most of the hydration process. Keep your eyes open for a special appearance!

[*] http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0841611.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selaginella_lepidophylla for more info.