Ice flowers

From Glossary of Meteorology

ice flowers

  1. Delicate tufts of hoarfrost that occasionally form in great abundance on an ice or snow surface (surface hoar); it also forms as a type of crevasse hoar or window frost.

  2. Formations of ice crystals on the surface of a quiet, slowly freezing body of water.

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