Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Leontopodium alpinum
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Leontopodium alpinum
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is an important and widely known species which is now established in cultivation. Edelweiss flowers are highly prized and were collected from the wild in the past, but collection is now regulated or banned in many European countries. This plant is threatened in several European countries and populations declined due to collection in the past; however, it has a large distribution and without information on the extent of population declines, it does not qualify for a threatened category in Europe or the EU 27. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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