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What does an edelweiss flower look like?

The genus name means "lion's foot" and refers to the shape and woolly aspect of the flower. Description of edelweiss: Tufted plants with gray and woolly leaves grow to about 12 inches in height. Small flower heads are surrounded by starlike clusters of white, woolly bracts.

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Similarly one may ask, what is an edelweiss a symbol of?

The Edelweiss Flower: Its Meaning & Symbolism. This flower signifies deep love and devotion whereby men harvest the flower on daring steeps and fatal climbs to prove love and to show occasions of devotion.

One may also ask, what color is the edelweiss flower? Edelweiss plants do not produce snowy white blossoms, as the lyrics to the song "Edelweiss" suggest; like snow flakes though, not two are alike. The showy, hair covered rosettes aren't flower petals but modified leaves, silvery white in color with a tinge of green.

In respect to this, where is the edelweiss flower found?

Edelweiss flowers can be found growing in Germany in areas at altitudes of at least 5,600 feet on up to around 9,000 feet. They are a protected plant in several countries, including Poland, Serbia, Austria, Italy and Germany. Edelweiss grows well in light soil that have good drainage.

Is Edelweiss poisonous?

Toxicity of edelweiss – Not health hazards have been described using edelweiss in medicinal preparations. – Edelweiss is NOT EDIBLE, so it should not be used for food.

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