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Sea Muilla
Muilla maritima
About Sea Muilla (Muilla maritima) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant 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, woodland, desert, and forest floras. It is a perennial plant growing from a corm and producing an erect flowering stem up to half a meter tall. The onionlike leaves at the base of the stem may be 60 centimeters long. The flowering stem bears an umbel-shaped array of many flowers on pedicels up to 5 centimeters long. Each flower has six petals which are green-tinged white in color with brownish midribs and no more than 6 millimeters in length. At the center of the flower are six erect stamens with blue, green, or purplish anthers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green, Brown

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
3, 7, 14

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Many habitats. Most often in grasslands or canyon bottoms, and often in serpentine, alkaline or granitic soils

Annual Precipitation: 4.0" - 64.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.12" - 2.99", Coldest Month: 30.5" - 55.9", Hottest Month: 55.2" - 84.5", Humidity: 0.42" - 36.04", Elevation: 4" - 8811"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Common Muilla

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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