Frost Flowers

Weird Weather Phenomenon by: Izze Schwab

Frost flowers, ice flowers, rabbit ice, rabbit frost...

1. These strange flowers made of ice occur when there is an interaction between air and plants, usually on the ground. Formed on autumn or early winter mornings.

As water travels up the pants inner structure, the stem, sometimes cracks form. This pushes very small amounts of water push trough the cracks.


Once the water oozes out through the cracks, at the right temperature , the water will freeze. As more water is pushed out the ice extends then curls causing these flowers.


This phenomenon occurs usually in the morning during early winter, usually found under the shade where the sun cannot reach to meet the sun and closer to the ground.

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