Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum
The edelweiss; low mats of grey-green leaves and heads of soft, felty bracts.
Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum is the European edelweiss, which must be the most overpublicised alpine, no doubt contributing to its scarcity. It makes short tufts or mats of grey-green, hairy leaves, with short, upright or slightly spreading stems ca