The Alps are a paradise for botanists: indeed, anyone with an interest in plants. Around 4500 different plant species, adapted to the harsh climatic conditions of high altitudes, can be found in the Alps,.
Although the Alps are home to thousands of medicinal and edible plants, many are protected, such as edelweiss or arnica. The protection of these plant types is essential to their survival, so you should be aware which plants are currently on the red list of threatened plant species.
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