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Persian shield. Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it. Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.

Centennial Statue. Coshocton Public Library, Ohio. Alan COTTRILL (Sculptor. Zanesville, Ohio). "The sculpture features a young boy holding an open book and sitting atop a stack of 100 books. Each book represents one year of the Library's service to the community..." ...Give credit where due. Pin from the Primary Source.