Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


850

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: China, Japan & Taiwan
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it where it persists or escapes after cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
Lavender/ Lilac
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Liriope muscari   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Liriope muscari   FAMILY Liliaceae

(?) Flora of China
Liriope muscari

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Liriope, Big Blue Lilyturf