frost flowers

noun
ice flowers ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1840–50

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Frost flowers are formed when water in plant stems or trees oozes and freezes,
  sometimes in the shape of a flower.
As temperatures plummet, be on the lookout for fabulous frost flowers.
Dittany and yellow ironweed are reliable producers, but frost flowers grow on
  other plants, too.
Frost flowers only occur on plants that still contain moisture.
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