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820-17. Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Frothy texture of frozen sap extruded from stem looks like cotton candy. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010

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Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Frozen sap extruded from stem. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. At the first hard freeze, even though the plant has gone to seed and looks dead, the roots are still active. The sap freezes, splits open the stem and forms these "frost-flowers". College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Frost ribbons sprouting from young plants. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Sap within its stalks bursts forth to form icy formations along its lower stems. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Petals of frost flowers are very delicate and will break when touched. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. The stems split and exude sap that freezes into fascinating shapes. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Layers of ice are formed into exquisite patterns that curl into "petals" that resemble flowers. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Thin layers of ice are often formed into exquisite patterns that curl into "petals" that resemble flowers. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) after hard freeze on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. Petals of "frost-flowers" are easily melted and are usually visible in the early morning or in shaded areas. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) on sewer line right of way in Lick Creek Park. After a heavy frost at night frostweed shows its ribbons of frost (as in ribbon candy). College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 11, 2013
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 20, 2020
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 24, 2012
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) with aphids in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 15, 2014
Ice flowers on frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Flowers of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 20, 2020
Flowers of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 11, 2013
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) with black aphids in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 9, 2019
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) with a love bug (Plecia) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 20, 2020
Red aphids on a shoot of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 18, 2020
Bumblebee on flowers of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 23, 2013
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) on Post Oak Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 7, 2009
Curly ice crystals grown on frostweed after hard freeze in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 13, 2019
Inflated stems of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) at cold morning in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
White flowers of frostweed (Verbesina virginica) on Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, August 23, 2020
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) at frosty morning on a pipeline forest cutting in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Texture of ice crystals on a frostweed stem in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) on Park Hudson Trail. College Station, Texas, August 6, 2014
Frostweed stem with ice crystals in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Frost-weed (Verbesina virginica) on Iron Bridge Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 12, 2008
Hairy ice crystals on a frostweed stem in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Close-up of ice crystals on a frostweed stem in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Cracked stem of frostweed after a cold morning in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Broken stem of frostweed exposing ice crystals in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Inflating stem of frostweed showing fluffy crystals of ice in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, November 17, 2019
Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) with an ant on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, October 1, 2020
Texture of polypore mushroom Trametopsis cervina on a cut stem of Yaupon holly in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 13, 2019
Rosemary frostweed (Sun rose, Helianthemum rosmarinifolium) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 19, 2010
Sewage line right of way in fog in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 15, 2010
Dense fog on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 15, 2010
Red berries of yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) with freeze in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 27, 2010
Deer Run Trail on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 15, 2010
Dead tree on sewage line right of way in fog in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 15, 2010
Freeze on prairie in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2012
Sewage line in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 18, 2014
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 14, 2012
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 27, 2008
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 8, 2011
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2012
Green form of chrysalis (pupal stage of butterfly) of Black Swallowtail formed on a plant stem in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 1, 2010
Road near sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2012
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park after ice storm. College Station, Texas, January 17, 2007
Oak trees on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2012
Oaks on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2012
Oak tree on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 27, 2008
Icy grass on sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park after ice storm. College Station, Texas, January 17, 2007
Texture of bark of hackberry on Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 21, 2010
Line of holes bored by Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker birds (sapwells) in a tree bark in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 24, 2010
Dead leaves of agave after hard freeze in the Gardens at Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, March 27, 2021
Sewage line right of way in Lick Creek Park after ice storm, view to the west. College Station, Texas, January 17, 2007
Sewage line right of way with some ice in Lick Creek Park after ice storm, view to the west. College Station, Texas, January 17, 2007
Texture of bark of sycamore in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2011
Candy Apple Bolete mushrooms (Butyriboletus frostii) under oaks in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 19, 2018
Half frozen ponds of Research Park on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, January 10, 2010
Bark texture near Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2011
Bark texture near Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2011
Texture of hydnoid (tooth) fungus on an oak log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 20, 2020
Ice flowers on frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Frostweed leaves in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2012
Texture of hydnoid fungus on underside of a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 7, 2020
Texture of rotten tree near Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2011
Texture of orange corticioid (crust) fungus on a log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2020
Texture of violet corticioid fungus on a fallen oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 7, 2020
Texture of violete corticioid (crust) fungus on a log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2020
Texture of white corticioid (crust) fungus on a log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2020
Ice crystals on frostweed seeds in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Details of ice flowers on frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 1, 2020
Red aphids on a leaf of frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 15, 2014
Texture of mushrooms Trametopsis cervina on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2020
Black and red bug on frostweed on Raccoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, August 23, 2020
Frostweed and a thistle on Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 17, 2013
Black and red aphids on a leaf of frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 15, 2014
Exoskeleton of a molted cicada on frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 24, 2013
Texture of woodpecker holes on dead tree near Racoon Run Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 4, 2011
Texture of amber jelly fungus (Exidia recisa) on a twig in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2021
Texture of white resupinate polypore mushroom on a fallen limb in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 15, 2020
Texture of polypore mushroom Trametopsis cervina on a fallen oak branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2021
Texture of common tarcrust fungus (Diatrype stigma)(?) on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 20, 2020
Texture of resupinate polypore mushroom Perenniporia tenuis(?) on a fallen tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2021
Texture of netted Crust fungus (Byssomerulius corium) on a fallen oak twig in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 3, 2020
Yellow flower of Rosemary frostweed (Sun rose, Helianthemum rosmarinifolium) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 3, 2008
Texture of corticioid (crust) fungus Phlebia rufa(?) on a cut piece of Mexican plum or may be oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 21, 2021
Blob of foam (masses of frothy bubbles) produced by spittlebugs on grass in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, April 18, 2008
Oak in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 9, 2010
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) butterfly on a frostweed flower in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 12, 2008
Dusky-Blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon) butterfly on frostweed in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 12, 2008
Frothy porecrust fungus (Oxyporus latemarginatus, Emmia latemarginata) on wood chips in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 21, 2018
Morning freeze in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 8, 2011

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