Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is a tropical plant native to Myanmar. It is grown for its dark green foliage with bright, metallic-purple stripes radiating outward from the central leaf vein.
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Photo taken in a garden in Franklin, North Carolina, USA in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in Southern Appalachia.
© Jean Gregory EvansCanon PowerShot SX20 IS f/5.7 1/80s ISO-400 100mm


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