Legend of the Edelweiss
According to Alpine folklore, suitors proved their love by climbing the high crags of the Alps in search of the flower. Tragically, many suitors fell to their death or died of exposure to the weather. The edelweiss is still worn today as a symbol of love, bravery, strength and dedication. Because of its popularity with German and Austrian emperors, edelweiss is called the flower of emperors and kings.