Scientific Name: – Coriandrum sativum
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50Śćcm 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 centre of the umbel longer (5äóń6Śćmm) than those pointing towards it (only 1äóń3Śćmm long). The fruit is a globular, dry schizocarp 3äóń5Śćmm ( ) in diameter.