Scientific Name of the Monkey Grass Plant

Monkey grass or Mondo grass, whose scientific name is Ophiopogon japonicus, is a grass-like perennial often used as a groundcover in shady locations. This member of the lily family is hardy in zones 7 through 11, and requires no mowing.

Keywords: monkey grass, mondo grass, groundcover plants

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