Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae.The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. The tiny pungent leaves of this herb make a pretty clump of fresh green in either a sunny or partially shaded position in the garden.
All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking. This makes Coriander a must grow for every kitchen garden. The reason is it is very easy to grow, grows very fast and you can get the yields at a very early stage and it keeps yielding.