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Leaf: 1–10, basal, linear.
Inflorescence: scape 3–50 cm; bracts several, papery, acuminate; pedicels slender, not jointed, erect.
Flower: perianth parts ± free at base, not forming obvious tube, lobes spreading, generally equal, lanceolate or oblong, white to green-white or ± blue; stamens 6, filaments thread-like to dilated, occasionally overlapped or fused but not forming cup, anthers attached at middle; style short, club-shaped, persistent, stigma 3-lobed.
Fruit: ± spheric, 3-angled.
Seed: irregularly angled, black.
3 species: sw US, n Mex. (Anagram of Allium, from superficial resemblance) [Shevock 1984 Aliso 10:621–627] Muilla clevelandii moved to Bloomeria.
Unabridged references: [Ingram 1953 Madroño 12:19–27; Lenz 1975 Aliso 8:259–262]
1. Anthers green, blue, or purple; perianth lobes green-white with ± brown midvein; filaments thread-like or wider at base but not dilated ..... M. maritima
1' Anthers yellow; perianth lobes white often tinged lilac or ± white or ± blue with green midvein abaxially; filaments wider than thread-like, dilated at base or throughout
2. Scape 3–5 cm; perianth lobes 3–6 mm, ± white or ± blue with green midvein abaxially; leaves 1(2); filaments dilated throughout ..... M. coronata
2' Scape 15–50 cm; perianth lobes 5–8 mm, white often tinged lilac; leaves 3–5; filaments dilated basally ..... M. transmontana
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