Weird Weather Phenomena
When the air reaches freezing temperatures, but the ground is not frozen. Sap and water in wood plants expands in the plant, oozing out and forming delicate flower-like creatures. They are incredibly thin layers of ice. The conditions must be perfect.
They usually occur in very late autumn, or early winter. They are formed by the pressure and water that seeps out and freezes as it seeps. It is essential that the weather temperature is freezing, but the ground absolutely CANNOT be.
December 2011, Diamond Missouri
Another Frost Flower...
Thicker ice curls round around stems
A cool frost flower...
Thin, barely there ice strips curl and wind around the bars