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They are delicate, beautiful and not a common sight- thin, white ribbons resembling a flower but comprised entirely of ice.  LEX 18 viewer Rebecca Bates shared pictures of "frost flowers" taken in Lawrenceburg.

Frost flowers are icy extrusions- water drawn through plant stems that freezes, splits the stem and as it continues to expand furls into flower like formations. Watch for them on cold fall mornings with the air temperature below freezing but ground that is still unfrozen and retaining moisture- especially from recent rain. They don't last long- once the sun comes up and the mercury rises above freezing they either sublimate or melt away.

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