Avery Island's Jungle Gardens - pam-and-edmund-mcilhenny

These Southern Live Oaks in Avery Island's Jungle Gardens, photographed the morning after a July rainstorm, are draped with Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern. Resurrection Fern is so named because it can survive long periods of drought, during which it curls up, turns brown and dry, and looks dead. But within 24 hours of one good rain it can revive to the lush green shown here.

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