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Muilla maritima
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
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.


The genus name is a taxonomic anagram of Allium (in fact, the letters are in exact reverse order), the onion genus, for the flowers' resemblance.

In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Brodiaeoideae. The subfamily has also been treated as a separate family Themidaceae.


Muilla species are native to southwestern North America.


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