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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonMuilla maritima
Family common name(s)brodiaea
Genus common name(s)muilla
Species common name(s)common muilla; sea muilla; sea golden-star; sea goldenstar; coastal muilla; rough muilla
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagolden-star, golden star, goldenstar are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.; Muilla serotina Greene
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