Price Park, Cobb County, GA
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|Frost Flowers, aka Frostweed or Wingstem (Verbesina virginica)
This was the first time I had seen this phenomena. Alan Cressler, Steve Bowling and I were headed to photograph the first of
a series of Native American sites, when we encountered these icy blooms. Needless to say, we delayed our journey for a bit...
During the first hard freeze of winter, water "squeezes" out of the
plant's stem, forming ice ribbons and other interesting forms.
|November 2015 - a plethora of additional examples: