The area is also home to many beech forests and at higher altitudes there are even alpine roses and edelweiss .
Bags will be embellished with butterflies, edelweiss , feathers, motor bike straps, stabbed with decorative applied brooches and finished with chunky short shoulder chain straps.
I am now at 6,000 ft, so my lungs pump that pure air greedily and I am thrilled to find early-flowering edelweiss in the far-as-the-eye-can-see wild-flower pastures.
We found rare edelweiss by the path and picnicked on a grassy shelf, imagining free climbers, like spiders on the soaring pinnacles around us, mocking our apprehensions.
Even the dignified Sir Alec Guinness was so enamoured of his co-star in ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ that he searched the Swiss mountains for a rare edelweiss to lay at her feet.
Green People, a company that specialises in natural bodycare products, has formulated a sun protection range that includes edelweiss , a plant that grows at such high altitudes that it has its own built-in SPF (sun protection factor).
There's a sprig of edelweiss , and a little square of fabric to hold up when the inspiration strikes Maria to make the children new clothes from the curtains.
High on the exposed hillsides yellow poppies danced blousily in the wind whilst sprays of blue forget-me-nots were interspersed with edelweiss and the stalks of wild onion plants.
Near one set of small waterfalls the first time I saw a small group of the South Island edelweiss , [Leucogenes grandiceps] in a charming location close to the water.
Celebrated in The Sound of Music, the edelweiss has white star-shaped flowers and grows on rocks and in crevices.