University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicus)

A clumping, perennial, evergreen herb that forms dense, fine-textured grasslike mats. Leaves are dark green, linear, to 15 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. They occur in tufts, and curve toward the ground. The few flowers are hidden in the leaves on short, loose racemes. They are lilac or white.