Myrothamnus flabellifolius is a small resinous shrub native to South Africa. It can be found in either single bundles or in colonies with extensive root systems. Myrothamnus flabellifolius is commonly called the “resurrection plant” because while its leaves shrink and appear to be dead in the dry season, they turn green within a few minutes after exposure to water. The resurrection properties of Myrothamnus flabellifolia are based on physical stabilization and metabolic adaptation. For example, water loss increases the production of protective constituents such as galloylquinic acids.