Frost flowers grown in a lab. As beautiful as they are, scientists prize frost flowers because they are so salty. These blossoms suck up seawater, concentrate the salt and have three times the salinity of the ocean. And yet each frost flower hosts about a million bacteria, very unusual when the environment is so extremely salty, so extremely cold, and bathed in sunshine.
Frost flowers are the name given to thin layers of ice that form from long-stemmed plants. These delicate sheets of ice form beautiful patterns that resemble flower petals. Kuriositas recently compiled a lovely gallery frost flower images from various online photographers.
So crazy this happens!! They are called frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing or forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms.