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Liriope muscari (Decne.) L.H. Bailey

Lily turf

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAsparagaceaeAgaves, asparagus, hyacinths, and others
GenusLiriope
SpeciesmuscariUmberto Quattrocchi’s World Dictionary of Plant Names says: “A Turkish name recorded by Clusius in 1583; Latin muscus, ‘moss, musk’;” see link for more information

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Liriope muscari description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Liriope muscari (lily turf)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, Virginia
≈ 8 × 12" (21 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

Liriope muscari (lily turf)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, Virginia
≈ 7 × 8" (16 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Liriope muscari (lily turf)

9/1/2013 · Trail Near James River, Midlothian, Virginia
≈ 6 × 7" (15 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

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