While I am writing this article, the Edelweiss flower should be blooming in the mountains of Austria, Switzerland etc. July to September is the blooming season of this flower. Edelweiss is a German word which means "Noble and White".
Edelweiss is a well-known mountain flower which belongs to daisy or sunflower family. The petals are unequally distributed. This flower is becoming popular because it is not only used in skin care industry but also used in folk medicines for abdominal and respiratory diseases.
Throughout history Edelweiss symbolizes courage, truth and hope. This white flower with golden dusty middle is a National symbol of Austria and Switzerland.
It is a protected plant in many countries including Austria, India.
Embroidery is a needlework done on materials with yarn or thread. Austria's embroidery work dates back to 18th century. To commemorate this art work Austria Post has issued a embroidery stamp of "Edelweiss flower" on 19th July 2005.