Edelweiss

Leontopodium alpinum

  • Edelweiss
  • Edelweiss
  • Edelweiss
  • Edelweiss
  • Edelweiss
  • Edelweiss
  • Flower name
    Edelweiss
  • Scientific name
    Leontopodium alpinum
  • Aliasセイヨウウスユキソウ, エーデルワイス, Edelweiss, 西洋薄雪草, アルペン・エーデルワイス, Alpenedelweiss, ハナウスユキソウ, Leontopodium alpinum, Leontopodium nivale
  • Place of originEuropean Alps
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Overseas
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September
  • Language of flowersPrecious memories

What is Edelweiss

Edelweiss (scientific name:Leontopodium nivale) is native to the high mountains, such as the Switzerland Alps, subalpine perennial. Simulates the scape rosette leaves and erect from the Rhizome. Are covered in white fluff compact the whole plant to withstand harsh environments. Flowers that look like Usuyuki, whereas Japan leontopodium discolor, also called Western usuyukiso. It is the national flower of Switzerland. Looks like a white flower bracts in the flower heads are yellow tubular flowers only. Julie Andrews starred in Japan, screened in 1965 film the sound of music song "Edelweiss" became suddenly famous. Flower name noticed words Germany's 'edel': noble, 'weiss' : white.

For the genus Leontopodium inhabiting in Japan,
L. discolor,
L. hayachinense,
L. miyabeanum,
L. japonicum,
L. japonicum var. spathulatum,
L. fauriei or L. japonicum var. shiroumense,
L. fauriei var. angustifolium,
L. japonicum f. happoense,
L. japonicum f. perniveum
L. japonicum f. shiroumense,
L. japonicum f. spathulatum

Generic name: Edelweiss , scientific name: Leontopodium alpinum, or, Leontopodium nivale, Also known as: Alpine Edelweiss (Switzerland), Stella Alpina (Italian), Etoile de l'argent (French language),origin: European Alps, Habitat: Alpine, living type: subalpine perennial plant: 20-30 cm, leaf arrangement: alternate, leaf: of needle-shaped, leaf margin: entire, hermaphrodite flowers (floral center head) flowers (flowers around the head), Inflorescence: umbel, Corolla: flower heads, Corolla colors: yellow, head flower diameter: 0.5 cm, flowering period: July-September the plant uses: potted plants, Garden, rock gardens, flower (bracts leaf color is really): white, number of leaves: 10 to 20 sheets, remarks: Alps Switzerland's famous alpine plants,Covering the whole plant down.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Asteraceae
  • Genus
    Leontopodium
  • Species
    L. nivale
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeAlpine years grass
  • Flower colorscream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ cm

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