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Coriandrum sativum (Coriander)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Coriandrum
Species: C. sativum
Binomial name: Coriandrum sativum
Common names: Coriander, Cilantro, Chinese parsley

Coriandrum sativum 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 south-western Asia. 
It is a soft plant growing to 50 cm tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. 
The flowers are borne in small umbels, white or very pale pink, asymmetrical, with the petals pointing away from the center of the umbel longer (5–6 mm) than those pointing toward it (only 1–3 mm long). The fruit is a globular, dry schizocarp 3–5 mm in diameter. Coriandrum sativum due to the production of many seeds it can spread in a garden. It is not classed as a weed.



The higher, slender, feathery on the flowering stems. 


The broadly lobed leaves at the base of the planr.


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