Mondo Dwarf (Ophiopogon Japonicus)

Ophiopogon japonicus (Mondo grass, Fountain plant, monkey grass; Japanese: ryu-no-hige ("dragon's beard") or ja-no-hige ("snake's beard")) is a species of Ophiopogon native to Japan.

It is an evergreen, sod-forming perennial plant. The leaves are linear, 20-40 cm long. The flowers are white to pale lilac, borne in a short raceme on a 5-10 cm stem. The fruit is a blue berry 5 mm diameter.

It is also grown as an ornamental plant. Several cultivars have been selected, including 'Albus' (white flowers), 'Compactus' and 'Kyoto Dwarf' (dwarf forms, not over 4-5 cm tall), and 'Silver Dragon' (variegated, with white-striped leaves).

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