The Cilantro Coriandfum sativum Popular herb for salsa and salads. In the UK, Cilantro is referred to as coriander.
Cilantro Coriandfum sativum
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and northern Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft plant growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant. They are slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. The flowers are borne in small umbels, white or very pale pink. They are also asymmetrical with the petals pointing away from the center.