Sunday, May 22, 2011


Swiss National Flower


Edelweiss, National flower of Switzerland

Edelweiss enjoys the status of being the Swiss national flower, though unofficial. Edelweiss flowers are woolly with white hairs, with characteristic bloom consisting of five to six small yellow flower heads surrounded by leaflets in the form of a star. Scientific Name of Edelweiss is which means "lion's paw". Edelweiss is generally found in high altitudes. Edelweiss Air, an international airline based in Switzerland, is named after the flower.


ChrisAu said...


Al said...

I love wildflowers. Our state wildflower is the Columbine, a beautiful blue flower that does well at high altitudes.

Small Kucing said...

Reminds me of the song

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