Muilla maritima

(Torrey) S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 235. 1879.

Basionym: Hesperoscordum maritimum Torrey Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4(5): 148. 1857
Synonyms: Allium maritimum (Torrey) Bentham Bloomeria maritima (Torrey) J. F. Macbride Bloomeria maritima var. serotina (Greene) J. F. Macbride Milla maritima Greene Muilla serotina Congdon Muilla tenuis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 334.

Plants 1–5 dm; corms 1.2–2 cm in diam. Leaves 3–10, 10–60 × 0.08–0.2 cm. Scape 8–38 cm. Flowers (4–)10–70; tepals greenish white with brownish midveins, mostly lanceolate; perianth tube 0.3–0.5 mm, lobes 3–6 × 2–3.5 mm; stamens 2–5 mm; filaments erect, filiform or subulate; anthers green, blue, or purple, 0.6–0.9 mm; pedicel 1–5 cm. Capsules 5–8 mm. Seeds 2–3 mm. 2n = 14, 16, 20.

Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–Jun).
Habitat: Coastal scrub, grasslands, woodlands, valleys
Elevation: 0–2300 m


Muilla maritima grows in a wide range of habitats and soil types compared to the other species of the genus. In most floras, the larger form found in Los Angeles and San Bernadino counties has been called M. serotina.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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0–2300 m +
Coastal scrub, grasslands, woodlands, valleys +
Flowering spring (Mar–Jun). +
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