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Cold Atlanta weather brings awesome frost flowers

11:09 AM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- What you are looking at above are known as "Frost Flowers".

These pictures were taken by Kristy Hibberts in Adairsville. 

This is a perfect description of how these things form in her own words:

"These are Frost Flowers: Crystallofolia in Adairsville, Ga on 11/14/13 @ 7:49 am. These flowers are beautiful and rare. They grow during the night and melt in the morning.

Frost flowers form only when the ground temperature is warm enough for the plant's root system to be active and the air temperature is cold enough to freeze the upward-flowing plant juices. 

The freezing juices may split open a whole section of stem and push out in a side-curling sheet, or it may emerge from small slits and form long, ribbonlike strands or flowerlike clusters.

Thanks a ton Kristy!!

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