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.

Purple leaves of a Persian shield plant. - Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter.

Frilly Pansy

Purple and Yellow Frilly Pansy; photograph by Joy Watson I've seen millions of Pansies.grown tons of them, but have NEVER seen anything like this.

Hello, spring.

Tulips are the perfect spring flower. This shot displays the versatility and beauty of tulips. They come in a variety of colors and look stunning in any arrangement.

Virginia bluebells

♥ flowers of a lovely blue. Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) other common names Virginia cowslip, lungwort oysterleaf, Roanoke bells, this mid-spring flowering plant is native to moist woodland in eastern North America.

Flying Duck Orchid! This is so cool!

ANOTHER DUCK.The Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major). It’s a small orchid, about 50 cm tall, that grows in eastern and southern Australia. It’s the most remarkable flower – it seriously looks just like a male duck in flight!

Muscari

Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring.

WOW !!

A lovely find from Terri Crack for our Gerbera Daisy Challenge this week on gNappies! Gerbera flower Please paint me this for my birthday (you know, a version of it)

Calla Lily Valley

My mom loved calla lilies. And she always said calla lily is an old Hollywood Accent. So of course, when I see them I do the same thing. :) Credit: Calla Lily Valley, Big Sur (By Yan Photography)

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