Cilantro (Coriander)
Coriandrum sativum

A favorite annual herb for flavoring salsa and other traditional southwestern dishes. This plant is best started in the early spring. It can tolerate some frost but will not enjoy the heat. Can be grown very close together without decreasing the yield of cut greens or seed. When it goes to seed this plant springs up to a height betweens 2 and 3ft with numerous white flowers that attract many bees and butterflies. Seed stalks can then be cut, once seeds have matured, and dried for use as coriander when ground.