Coriandrum sativum (cilantro, Chinese parsley, coriander)


An annual herb grown for its strongly scented foliage (cilantro) and aromatic mature seed pods (coriander). Tender, broad-lobed lower leaves (cilantro) resemble those of Italian parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum) and are used in many Asian and Mexican dishes, especially salsas. Coriander (the seed pods) has a pleasantly sweet-spicy fragrance and is used for flavoring sauces, meats, sausages, stews, chutneys, pies, and cakes. Swallowtail butterflies feed on the plant's leaves. Easily grown in average, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade with consistent moisture (protection from hot afternoon sun is recommended). 1.5-2'H x 1-1.5'W. USDA Zones 2-11.

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