Leontopodium – annual or long-term grassy plant in height 12—25 sm. In a sort there are 40 kinds which grow on high calcareous mountains.

The name occurs from the Greek words “leon” — a lion and “podion” — a pad, i.e. appearance of an inflorescence of this plant reminds a lion’s paw.

The inflorescence consists from white or yellowish flowers.

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