Flowering plants, shrubs and trees provide the environment with much needed oxygen and fight soil erosion. They also provide food and shelter for many animals, as well as contribute to the fertility of soil with their dead leaves and flowers.
Edelweiss, a perennial herb of the composite family. The name, referring to its flowers, means "noble white.'' Edelweiss is native to the high mountains of Europe and Central Asia, particularly in the Swiss Alps. See more »