The name of the genus is derived from Greek ophis, "snake", and pogon, "beard", most probably referring to its leaves. Perennial, evergeen, often rhizomatous herbs.
Latin name: Ophiopogon planiscapus "Nigrescens"
They grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Propagated by division.
Rhizomatous herb with dark, almost black, linear leaves.