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Frost Flowers in late autumn. The stems pull moisture up from the roots and the freezing fluids break the stem. As the moisture continues to travel up the stem from the warmer soil, it freezes and pushes the earlier frozen layers outward. Sunlight melts the formations. Near Geuda Springs, Kansas.
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