An accent plant is a small plant that is used to enhance the appearance of a bonsai tree when displayed together. It can create contrast, harmony, or context for the bonsai tree, depending on the choice of plant, pot, and placement. An accent plant can reflect the season, the style, or the origin of the bonsai tree. For example, a flowering plant can indicate spring, a grass can match a literati style, or a bamboo can suggest an Asian setting. Some common types of accent plants are mosses, ferns, succulents, and miniature varieties of landscape plants. Accent plants are also known as kusamono in Japanese, which means "something made of or from grass".