Re “O.C. native plant yields a harvest of discord,” Jan. 29
Although the crownbeard may be described by some as “humble” and “not a showstopper,” I would love to have this flower in my yard.
Not having seen one of these before, I looked it up on the Calflora database ( www.calflora.org), a digital library of California native plants. I found the crownbeard to be quite beautiful.
My guess is that most will assume it is a less-than-ideal plant because it is a native. Sadly, the stereotype of native plants as weeds and homely is all too pervasive.