liriope

noun
li·ri·ope | \lə-ˈrī-ə-(ˌ)pē \

Definition of liriope 

: any of a genus (Liriope) of stemless Asian herbs of the lily family that are widely cultivated as ground cover for their grasslike leaves and small white, blue, or violet flowers

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Popular, low-maintenance liriope fills a space and will occasionally flower. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "When grass or gravel won't do, these plants are easy and attractive ground cover | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Creeping liriope (Liriope spicata), often used as a ground cover, can spread aggressively. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Pair bold perennials with slender sorts for visual interest," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of liriope

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liriope

New Latin, from Liriope, a nymph in Roman mythology

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