Liriope

Liriope is a genus of the subfamily Nolinoideae in the family Asparagaceae. It is named for Liriope, the mother of Narcissus.


Liriope muscari (Decne.) L.H.Bailey is native to Eastern Asia (China, Korea, Japan) where it grows in shady forests. It is a tufted, tuberous-rooted, grass-like perennial with white to violet-purple flowers in summer. The species name originates from the resemblance of the flowers to the flowers of Muscari. Photos by Martin Bohnet of the commonly sold, variegated form of Liriope muscari.

Liriope muscari, Martin BohnetLiriope muscari, Martin Bohnet

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