I bought two started plants from my local nursery (they were in small 3" pots) and planted them in my herb bed. They are both a good two feet tall now and from the time they seemed to take hold and start to grow, they put out these lovely little white flowers all over each plant.
The green leaves (pictured above) are very fine, small and delicate. I remember the cilantro I've purchased in the store as having more of a broad, flat leaf. Like Italian parsley. Know what I mean?
Also, I had expected the cilantro plants to look/grow more like parsley (shown above). More of a low, bushy type plant.
My cilantro plants are actually very, very attractive, covered with an abundance of the delicate white flowers. But there's more blossom than foliage . . . and I was growing the cilantro for its leaves! (Geesh, some people are never satisfied. Most of the time, we grump about all foliage and no flower!)
So I guess my question is are there different types of cilantro like there are different types (and leaf configurations) of parsley? Come on all you Green Thumbers out there that have grown cilantro/coriander in your herb gardens . . . fill me in here, please?
Signed, Clueless in Cilantro