Coriandrum sativum

Cilantro, Coriander, Chinese Parsley

Used in cooking and medicine since at least 800 BC, Coriander seeds are used as a spice and the delicate leaves, Cilantro, are used as an herb or vegetable. American and European cooking uses the Anise-like seeds in cookies, marmalade and pudding. The leaves are a common ingredient in Mexican, Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisines. Related to Parsley, Cilantro grows easily and quickly. It also attracts beneficial insects. Self-sows if allowed to go to seed. Sow seeds in place since they do not transplant well.
Coriandrum sativum, Cilantro, Coriander, Chinese Parsley
Through seed companies, buy special selections, such as 'Indian', which has very sweet seeds and aromatic leaves that are better than commercial coriander.

Attributes - Coriandrum sativum

Plant Type: Herb

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Edible.

 
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