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Edelweiss

white

Edelweiss, small flowering herb (genus Leontopodium) that grows high in the mountains of the European Alps, Asia, and South America. It is the national flower of Switzerland. The name means “noble white,” referring to the plant's clusters of white flowers, a symbol of purity.

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