Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3688

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in suburban forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
White/ Pale violet
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Ovary inferior to semi-inferior

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/ blue-violet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ophiopogon japonicus   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ophiopogon japonicus   FAMILY Liliaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Ophiopogon japonicus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Liriope & Ophiopogon naturalized & commonly cultivated in the USA (Nesom, 2010)
Ophiopogon japonicus

 

COMMON NAME:
Mondo Grass, Black Mondo, Monkeygrass