Syn.: Gnaphalium leontopodium L.
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Leontopodium alpinum
Distribution: Mountain areas of Europe – the Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Carpathian Mountains, mountains of the Balkan Peninsula.
Leontopodium alpinum

Leontopodium alpinum

Ecology: It grows on limestone rocks and screes, in mountain pastures, in the Alps at altitude up to 3000 m. Flowers from June to September.
Description: A perennial herb with an erect stem, 5–25 cm high, white woolly hairy. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, entire, oblanceolate. Hemispherical capitula grouped at end of stem into a dense cluster, surrounded by star-like bracts, flowers tiny, 5 to 8, 4–6 mm across, yellowish white.
Threat and Protection: This species is strictly protected in some countries (SK, A, D, I, SLO, CH).
Leontopodium alpinum
These images were taken in Austria, the Raxalpe (date: 15. 8. 2004) and Italy, the Dolomites, Passo di Falzarego (date: 21. 6. 2005).