Frost Flower

Kayla Fincher

Frost Flower Definition

Any of a group of delicate clusters of ice crystals that form directly from water vapor, typically on the surface of sea ice.

How they are formed

Frost Flowers are formed when thin layers of ice come out of long stemmed plants in the early winter. When there is sap inside a plant and it freezes, it expands and cracks open the plant. When the cracks form then water then comes out but instantly freezes and forms the frost flowers petals. The petals are very sensitive and can break to the touch.

Types of Frost Flowers

What weather they are formed in

When there is freezing weather and the ground is not already frozen.