Ophiopogon japonicus

COMMON NAME

Mondograss or monkeygrass

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Asparagaceae

NOTES

Clumps of stemless, dark green, grass-like leaves with tiny spikes of lilac flowers. Its leaves are finer than Liriope spp., however these two species have similar forms. This evergreen groundcover forms a mat by runners.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

China, India, Japan, and Vietnam

NATIVE HABITAT

Forests, dense scrub in ravines, moist and shady places on slopes and along streams, cliffs

WEB SOURCES

ctahr.hawaii.edu

wikipedia.org

hort.ufl.edu



Ophiopogon japonicus