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Frost Flowers caused by fungus?

European researchers have identified a particular fungus, Exidiopsis effusa, which they believe is responsible for the formation of the uniquely beautiful ice structures that show up on dead branches on certain cold mornings. For some inexplicable reason, they insist on referring to the structures as "hair ice," instead of the locally accepted and much more poetic "frost flowers," coined by local expert Billy Joe Fudge.

Read more about the study: egu.eu/news.



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