Edelweiss means "noble and white" in German. This beautiful flower generally grows at altitudes between 1800 and 2700 meters and is known as the "ultimate love charm" of the mountains. Many a love-struck young man has attempted to win the heart of a lady by collecting Edelweiss from those difficult-to-access crags and ledges high up in the Swiss Alps.
According to scientific investigations, Edelweiss also contains antioxidant agents. The popularity of this beautiful flower among the Swiss is also demonstrated by the fact that it is pictured on the five-franc coin.
Designer: Signe M. Schumann