Frost Flower – Identification

Q: I saw a weird thing while walking in the woods in Louisville, KY . It was growing out of a crawdad hole. Do you have any idea as to what this is?

A: It’s a frost flower. Some believe it only occurs when associated with plant stems that freeze at night but I have seen them coming from plowed earth in a garden.


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frost flower from plant stem

frost flower from plant stem

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