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.