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Old 08-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Slovenian Alps

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Old 08-20-2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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What's that weird looking felt-like flower?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:20 AM   #3
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What's that weird looking felt-like flower?
Dunno. Only saw it on that one hike.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:06 PM   #4
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Looks like an Edelweiss, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leontopodium_nivale, a bit past prime.
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Looks like an Edelweiss, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leontopodium_nivale, a bit past prime.
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The plant prefers rocky limestone places at about 1,8003,000 metres (5,9009,800 ft) altitude. It is non-toxic, and has been used in traditional medicine or folk medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases. The dense hair appears to be an adaptation to high altitudes, protecting the plant from cold, aridity, and ultraviolet radiation.[1] As a scarce, short-lived flower found in remote mountain areas, the plant has been used as a symbol for alpinism, for rugged beauty and purity associated with the Alps and Carpathians, and as a national symbol, especially of Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
Definitely fits the bill!
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