Seocheon-gun’s pretty Big Blue Lilyturf

at Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do county, South Korea

“Plants do not speak, but their silence is alive with change.”
― May Sarton, Plant Dreaming Deep

CLRH1169We found these grass-like plants just a walking distance away from the place we stayed at in Socheon Count, a county in Chungcheongnam-do. Located near the mouth of Geum River, this place is famous for its seafood.

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Also called “big blue lilyturf”,  Lirope- flowering plants from East Asia and Southeast Asia, is a delightful, lilac-purple flowers – unique, evergreen grassy perennial -that blooms in summer. Big blue lily turf belongs to the lily family.  Makes the best evergreen ground covers, some species are often used in landscaping.

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Description of big blue lily turf: Firm, evergreen, grasslike leaves, often over 1 foot long, grow in tufts. They produce terminal spikes of small flowers that bloom in late summer with violet or dark blue flowers, which are followed by glossy black seeds. Ease of care: Easy.

DSC_3625Path that leads to Janghang skywalk, an observatory whereby you can see the lush greenery of the pine grove, the Yellow Sea, and the natural ecology on the 250-meter-long sky – which we missed!  Wanted to return with the kids but the closing time was way too early for the kids to visit as they finished rather late.

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