Mediterranean native grows 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high, 9 in.wide. Delicate fernlike foliage; flat clusters of pinkish white flowers in summer. Both fresh leaves (cilantro) and seeds (coriander) are widely used as seasoning. Leaves are popular in salads and many cooked dishes; crush the aromatic seeds for use in sausage, beans, stews, baked goods. Grow in good,well-drained soil.
Start from seed (including coriander seed sold in grocery stores) in early spring after all danger of frost is past. In low desert areas, plant in autumn; goes to seed and dies in late spring heat. Sow in place; plant is taprooted and transplants poorly. Grows quickly, self-sows.
This Mexican native is not really a zinnia, but it looks enough like one to fool most people. Grows on...
Low-growing, bushy to spreading plants with thick, broad leaves that are slightly sticky to the touch....
Native to Europe and Asia, this salad vegetable is grown for its thick, crunchy stalks.