Camomile, sometimes spelled chamomile, is popular garden plant that blooms with petite yellow and white flowers that can be brewed for a soothing tea.
Floriani corn is an heirloom type of red-kernel corn grown to make polenta, but fans know that it also makes great pancakes, cornbread and masa for tortillas.
The thornless blackberries in Mary Steffens' backyard in Echo Park are going on three years, and one of the plants is finally setting fruit -- big, purple-black globes of nearly seedless, sweet-tart juiciness.
Plantains are part of the Musa genus, making bananas their sweeter cousin. Plantains in Southern California do well in spots with warm ocean breezes.