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The genus Muilla
includes three to four species of flowering plant
The flowering plants , also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants. Angiosperms are seed-producing plants like the gymnosperms and can be distinguished from the gymnosperms by a series of synapomorphies...
s. In the APG III classification system
The APG III system of flowering plant classification is the third version of a modern, mostly molecular-based, system of plant taxonomy...
, it is placed in the family
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...
Asparagaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.In earlier classification systems, the species involved were often treated as belonging to the family Liliaceae...
, subfamily Brodiaeoideae. They are native to western North America. The genus name is an anagram
An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once; e.g., orchestra = carthorse, A decimal point = I'm a dot in place, Tom Marvolo Riddle = I am Lord Voldemort. Someone who...
Allium is a monocot genus of flowering plants, informally referred to as the onion genus. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic....
, the onion genus, for the flowers' resemblance.
- Muilla coronata
Muilla coronata is a species of flowering plant known by the common name crowned muilla. It is native to the deserts of eastern California and southern Nevada, where it is found in scrub and Joshua Tree woodland habitat, as well as the slopes of nearby mountains. It is a perennial growing from a...
- crowned muilla
- Muilla maritima
Muilla maritima is a species of flowering plant known by the common names sea muilla and common muilla. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows in many types of habitat from the coast to the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada foothills and other inland mountains, in grassland,...
- sea muilla
- Muilla transmontana
Muilla transmontana is a species of flowering plant known by the common name Inland muilla. It is native to sections of the Great Basin in Nevada and in California east of the major mountain ranges. It grows in mountain forest and scrubby high desert and plateau habitat.It is a perennial plant...
- inland muilla