Lily Turf (Border Grass, Monkey Grass, Spider Grass, Liriope, Big Blue Lilyturf, Aztec Grass)
Do not Feed
Common Name: Lily Turf (Border Grass, Monkey Grass, Spider Grass, Liriope, Big Blue Lilyturf, Aztec Grass)
Latin Name:Liriope spp.
Family Name: Asparagaceae/Ruscaceae/Convallariaceae
Some species of this ornamental garden plant grow from rhizomes that are high in saponins, and others grow from fibrous roots with tuberous endings. As saponins are toxic to cold-blooded animals, and as we do not know if the leaves of Lily Turf also contain high levels of saponins, we would advise you to exercise caution and not feed this plant to tortoises.
The flowers are usually lilac in colour, but can also be found in white, and the berries are blackish or very dark purple and said to be mildly toxic.
Lily Turf can easily be confused withBlack Mondo Grass, and the variegated variety can look like Spider Plant, so be sure you have identified your plant correctly.