The pungent leaves of this hardy annual are referred to as Cilantro. The spicy and citric flavored seeds are referred to as Coriander (used in breads, fruits, sausage). Coriander is also the main ingredient in curry poder. Two herbs from one plant! This herb is a must for anyone who enjoys guacamole, stir fry or salsa!
Seeds of Coriander have been found among the funeral offerings in ancient Egyptian tombs.
Harvest seed heads when brown and orange scented. When harvesting fresh leaves, cut only the small, immature leaves for the best flavor. If allowed to go to seed, you may find self-sown volunteers springing up in the fall. Also grows well indoors. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.