Plant ID forum: Hymenocallis or Ophiopogon?

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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Jul 28, 2011 7:17 PM CST
has tiny little whitish flowers, sorry I do not take good pictures of white flowers or that tiny of a flower
Thank you
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2011 7:38 PM CST
That looks like a plant I use in mixed container plantings - Ophiopogon jaburan (commonly called "Mondo Grass", "Lilyturf" and "Aztec Grass":

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Ruscaceae/Ophiopogon/jabu...

I have a cultivar called vitattus:


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wren
Jul 28, 2011 7:42 PM CST
How big does it get. This plant was about a foot and a half tall
The flower reminded me of the spider plant, if that helps any
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2011 7:50 PM CST
There's one called "Giant Lilyturf" that gets 2-3' tall. The variegated variety do look very similar to Chlorophytum comosum ("Spider Plants") I have a more dwarf variety, mine is maybe a foot tall.
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gardengus
Jul 28, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Maybe it is a spider plant ? I have seen them used in garden plantings many times.
The flower on a lily turf plant is a straight spike out of the center of the plant like a mini yucca
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all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Jul 28, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Thank you both, I am leaning toward the spider lily, it is different from the one we use to have but that could be because it is growing in the ground.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2011 7:44 AM CST
If the flowers looked like this: http://www.google.com/search?q=hymenocallis+littoralis&hl=en...
then it's definitely Hymenocallis and not Ophiohogon.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Jul 29, 2011 7:46 AM CST
NO I have some of those growing in my yard and I would know them.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Oh, you said you were leaning towards the spider lily?
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Jul 29, 2011 7:49 AM CST
Yes but I have a call into the park am hoping they can let me know what some of the plants are
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2011 8:04 AM CST
The Spider Lily is the Hymenocallis I posted a link to above ... I'm still leaning towards Ophiopogon. I will go out and take a close up photo of some I have growing in a mixed container planting for comparison ... be back shortly.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2011 8:09 AM CST
Ok, these are not the best pictures but it gives you an idea of what the Ophiopogon ("Aztec Grass") looks like:


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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Jul 29, 2011 8:36 AM CST
they did have those flowers, and the leaves where bigger and more upright. There where some tiny white flowers smaller than I remember for the spider plant.

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