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Not to be confused with Milla, Mulla, or Milula.
Muilla maritima.jpg
Muilla maritima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Muilla
S.Watson ex Benth.
Type species
Muilla maritima
S.Watson ex Benth.

The genus Muilla includes three to four species of flowering plants. In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae.[1][2] They are native to western North America.[3] The genus name is an anagram of Allium, the onion genus, for the flowers' resemblance.[4]

  1. Muilla coronata Greene - Mojave Desert region in southeastern California and southern Nevada
  2. Muilla maritima (Torr.) S.Watson ex Benth. in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker - central and southern California; northern Baja California
  3. Muilla transmontana Greene - Mojave Desert and Great Basin regions in southeastern and northeastern California and western Nevada
formerly included


  1. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x 
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Allioideae 
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution maps

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