In the bottom righ of the photo above is "Silver Dragon" which could be either Ophiopogon japonicas or Liriope spicata. The first is also known as Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass and Fountain Plant while the second is also known as Lily Turf, Creeping Lily turf and Monkey Grass. Both appear to have a cultivar that goes by the mane of Silver Dragon' and pretty much look very much alike which makes it confusing. They both belong to the Plant Family Asparagaceae (also known as the Asparagus family) and the same sub family Nolinoideae.
However, descriptions of Ophiopogon japonicas refer to it being composed of large stolens with tuberous roots while Liriope spicata is refered to as having prominent rhizomes and frequent tubers. Yet other descriptions refer to rhizomes and stolons as if they were the same thing which they are not. I planted some of these at Alafua and Malifa so I have an idea of what their root system look like and after comparison with pictures I have managed to track down I think it is most likely Ophiopogon japonicas.
|Lipstick Palm, Cyrtostachys renda and bromelias|
|Stag Horn Fern, Platycerium bifurcatum|
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