Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Big Blue Lilyturf - Liriope muscari   (Decaisne) L.H. Bailey
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Author(Decaisne) L.H. Bailey
DistributionCollected as an escape from only 7 counties, but likely occurs in others.

Native of China, Japan, and Taiwan. In N.A. scattered in the Southeastern U.S.
AbundanceRare. No doubt occurs elsewhere in suburban areas.
HabitatWooded edges on campus, roadsides near plantings, escaped to yard, unwanted weed in garden.
IdentificationLilyturf grows as colonies of dark green, narrow leaves that begin straight but become arched over. The flowering stems are erect, with a dense spike of small, lavender, ball-like flowers.
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