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(Plants) any plant of the Eurasian alpine genus Leontopodium, esp L. alpinum. See edelweiss
[New Latin, from Greek leōn lion + podion, diminutive of pous foot (from the shape of the flowers)]
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Noun1.leontopodium - edelweissLeontopodium - edelweiss        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
edelweiss, Leontopodium alpinum - alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts
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The primary vegetation is needle grass (Stipa spp.), edelweiss (Leontopodium leontopodioides), Chinese cinquefoil herb (Potentilla spp.), and alliums (Allium spp.).
The main vegetation is Stipa purpurea (Stipa purpurea) Flower-subsessile Needlegrass (Stipa subsessiliflora) Edelweise (Leontopodium leontopodioides) Chinese Cinquefoil Herb (Potentilla spp.) Allium (Allium spp.) etc.
The species in summer pasture were: Kobresia huimlis, Stipa aliena, Lancea tibetica, Kobresia pygmaea, Gentiana squarrosa, Leontopodium leontopodioides, Thalictrum alpinum, Oxytropis deflexa, Saussurea superba, Potentilla fruticosa, Taraxacum brevirostre, Potentilla anserine, Poa calliopsis, Potentilla multifida, Leontopodium nanum.