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Leontopodium alpinum

Description:

Herbaceous plant, small (aprox 15cm tall), flowers and leaves covered with fine white hair, like wool. Each bloom consists of five to six small yellow clustered spikelet-florets (5 mm) surrounded by fuzzy white "petals" (technically, bracts) in a double-star formation. Mid-season aspect.

Habitat:

Alpine meadow at ~ 1750m altitude.

Notes:

Oddly enough, there weren't many rocks nearby.

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Alex C.
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Spotted on Jul 10, 2017
Submitted on Jul 14, 2017

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