Have you ever heard of “Frost Flowers”?

Ice flowers, frost castles, ice castles, ice blossoms, or crystallofolia are some other common names for this beautiful and rarely found phenomenon. White crownbeard (Verbesina virginica), commonly called frostweed), yellow ironweed (Verbesina alternifolia), and Helianthemum canadense are the most common plants that can form frost flowers. We got lucky and discovered heaps of these on this early frosty morning. I couldn’t take enough pictures as each one is it’s own unique and delicate structure.

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2 Comments

  1. Garrett says:

    That is so cool. I have never come across, that I remember, anything like that.

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  2. akvenable says:

    This year you are not too late. First frost you must go frost flower hunting. It’s much more incredible in person, of course.

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