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Edelweiss - (Leontopodium alpinum) A well-known European flower found in rocky, limestone areas of the Alpine region of many countries. It's name is derived from the German words Edel (meaning "Noble") and Weiss (meaning "white"), or noble purity. It's blooming season begins in July, and continues through September each year. The bloom of the Edelweiss is used on the Austrian euro coin, and it's also a symbol for many tourism organizations. Edelweiss is the unofficial national flower of Switzerland.
The Rogers & Hammerstein song "Edelweiss" made the flower famous the world over after it appeared in the 1959 musical "The Sound of Music".
Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless my homeland forever."
Posted by Wayne at 1:25 PM