Edelweiss - Leontopodium alpinum

Delicate flower corner is the legend that tell mountain people.

A young woman from the valley married with a mountain lover, like all the girls in the village, who knew and loved with all his heart the mountain. Coming out often for tips glaciers, to collect fruits, very aromatic herb that liqueur served in making the Mountain Pine, and we go and hunt marmots, for their fur which then sold to tourists. The two young people living in modest savings made by him, but he loved very much, were happy as princes. One day young husband go as he did so many times on the mountain, but not come back.

Young wife waited in vain for three days, no one had seen the mountain and nobody knew where to give the news could not stop. When young poor, took a sack on his shoulders and made for the ice to search.

Overcome all the mountain peaks, all the valleys, looking with eager eyes the bottom Prapastiile and finally, to find. But found dead, even between two pieces of ice. Then France in pain, he begins to cry and cry all day and night. Morning when the sky was coming to light, his hair and clothes were covered with a layer of ice, like a silver hair.

Oh, the bride said, raising his eyes to heaven, I have the courage to go near my husband, let me here, in the beauty of the rape, to be able to see always in bed or ice.

God had mercy on a young wife and turn into flower most characteristic and beautiful in the Alps, in the flower corner.

Source www.ilpaesedeibambinichesorridono.it

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