Frost flower

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Just because winter seems to have arrived in Carroll County, that doesn't mean flowers aren't going to grow. In this case, it's a frost flower. A frost flower is created when thin layers of ice are extruded from long-stemmed plants in autumn or early winter. The thin layers of ice curl up, resembling the petals on a flower. Other names for frost flowers include frost castles, ice castles or ice blossoms.Frost flowers don't exist for too long, with the sun's heat quickly melting them. Early morning is the best time to see them fully bloomed. (David Bell/Carroll County News)

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