Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cilantro blooming

cilantro 2
Even though it is winter, some of my cilantro has bolted. Funny, what a word. My cilantro hasn't yet galloped away though it has matured.  I love bolted cilantro, so pretty and photogenic. Statuesque and fragile, they sport frilly leaves and dainty flowers, all parts still exuding that familiar fragrance. Though I love cilantro and would easily decimate my population, I deliberately leave a few plants. I like how they provide visual variety, the skyscraper height to contrast with the regular guys down below. The other hope has something to do with collecting seeds, though that has yet to happen. One day.

Family Apiaceae, Coriandrum sativum

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