Weird Weather Phenomenon by: Izze Schwab
Frost flowers, ice flowers, rabbit ice, rabbit frost...
Ice flowers are very fragile, they will shatter if you try to pick them up.
Ramsey Hollow, Tennesse
November 27th, 2009
A field full of ice flowers were discovered.
These rare flowers, only appear under the right conditions
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.