Frost flowers

Special flowers are growing on lakes in the Cariboo and Central Interior.

The flowers are made of ice. They are called “frost flowers.”

Frost flowers are rare.

Frost flowers only grow when the air is very cold and calm.

The ice on the lakes must be thin.

How do frost flowers grow?

The air is colder than the ice. This makes the ice turn into a gas.

The water from the gas freezes.

This makes beautiful shapes.

Adapted from Global News • Photos: Wikimedia Commons/pakku, Candace Copley