Covering the branches of giant oaks in some southern states is a fern called The Resurrection. When periods of dry weather hit, these ferns lose 75% of their water, turn brown and look dead. When the rains return they almost immediately turn green and pop back to life. They are “resurrected!” The plant does not actually die, it is just particularly adapted to water loss. Most plants completely dies when they lose only 10% of their water content!
See and read more at: https://www.southernliving.com/garden/plants/resurrection-fern