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Scientific Name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Pronunciation: off-ee-oh-POE-gun plan-ih-SKAPE-us
Common Name: black mondo grass
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover
Key ID Features: Small evergreen grass-like; leaves (15 cm), fibrous, thick, linear, purple/black; flower tiny with 6 pinkish-white tepals; berries black, 5 mm wide, Oct-Nov.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Ground cover, Perennial border, Summer interest, Winter interest
Additional Info: Google
black mondo grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Nearly Black
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing

Inflorescence Type: Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): White, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Slugs or snails,
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
(ONE) Overpass North side East
(WDY) WeeDY location
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