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Milla biflora, or Mexican Star, is a small perennial forb in the Asparagaceae family that has sparse, narrow, grass-like leaves and large, white flowers (2.5 inches diameter) with 6 petals that bloom after the monsoon rains, August-September. This lovely plant grows up to 1.8 ft tall and is found on dry hillsides and ridges and in open pine and oak woodlands between 4,000-9,000 ft. This ephemeral monsoon wildflower remains dormant below the surface of the soil for most of the year, then emerges with summer moisture.  


Mexican Star Seed, Milla biflora

  • 4000'-9000'