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Coriandrum sativum L.

Synonyms

Cuminum cyminum, Selinum coriandrum

Common names

Coriander, cilantro, Chinese parsley, dhania

Extract from Wikipedia article

Coriander (UK /ˌkɒrɪˈændə/; US /ˈkɔːriˌændər/ or /ˌkɔːriˈændər/; Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro (/sɪˈlɑːntroʊ/), 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 plant growing to 50 cm (20 in) 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 (5–6 mm or 0.20–0.24 in) than those pointing toward it (only 1–3 mm or 0.039–0.118 in long). The fruit is a globular, dry schizocarp 3–5 mm (0.12–0.20 in) in diameter. Although sometimes eaten alone, the seeds are often used as a spice or an added ingredient in other foods.

LinkCoriander (Coriandrum sativum) in a roadside vegetable garden near Harrarah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsخط الوكير، Qatar
LinkCoriander (Coriandrum sativum) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkCoriander (Coriandrum sativum) with white background taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkCoriander (Coriandrum sativum) on Al Maha Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Maha St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlowers of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) on Al Maha Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Maha St, Doha, Qatar
LinkClose up of flowers of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) on Al Maha Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Maha St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming coriander (Coriandrum sativum) on Al Maha Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Maha St, Doha, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.