Photos: Mother Nature's frozen beauty

Photos: Mother Nature's frozen beauty

Credit: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Frostweed at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center showed how it got its name during our freezing weather and proved once again that nature provides beautiful surprises. Frostweed is a native plant that, during freezing weather, will split its stem, allowing the plant sap to exude and slowly form ice crystals. The crystals grow into interesting and unique shapes.

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by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 12 at 5:01 PM

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