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Record #167992:

Blossoms of ice / D. Bruce Means.

Title: Blossoms of ice / D. Bruce Means.
Author(s): Means, D. Bruce.
Date: 2003.
In: Natural History. (2003.), Vol. 113(1) (2003)
Abstract: Describes and illustrates phenomena author calls "ice flowers", observed in Florida, United States, growing out of fibrous bases of perennial plant white crownbeard (Verbesina virginica) and related plants such as yellow ironweed (Verbesina alternifolia), and the unrelated long-branch frostweed (Helianthemum canadense). Ice flowers push their way through vascular bundles of plant's dead stems, most commonly during first frosts of late autumn or early winter, and particularly after wet autumn. As freezing water expands, ice breaks through stem walls with its leading edge attached to bark and forms delicately curved ribbons. Forms "grown" by same plants later in same winter are more compact.
Notes:

Natural History. Vol. 113(1) :36-37 (2003).

Keywords: 551.32 -- Glaciology.
57 -- Biology.
551.524.37 -- Frosts.
548.5 -- Ice crystals.
548.54 -- Ice crystals, habit and appearance.
581.4 -- Plant morphology.
581.44 -- Stems.
E14 -- Glaciology: biological aspects of ice and snow.
(73) -- United States.
(74) -- North-eastern states.
SPRI record no.: 167992

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