Coriandrum or Coriander is native to the eastern Mediterranean area; it grows in the middle of the Mediterranean scrub. It is an annual aromatic plant, with a slender and erect habit, of medium size; it can even reach 70 cm in height and 20 cm in diameter. The leaves are particularly bright green in color. The flowers, which appear between summer and autumn, are small, grouped in inflorescences and white in color.
It is a plant native to the Middle East which then spread to the Mediterranean area. It belongs to the Apiacee family.
The plant prefers sunny positions. The dry and dry climate favors the appearance of seeds. However, it is a completely rustic species, which therefore resists even to rather cold temperatures. The ideal exposure of the coriandrum is that which allows to receive direct sun for most of the day, but in a place rather sheltered from the force of the wind, an element that can disturb the growth of coriander.
The ideal location should be very bright and warm. Especially in the northern regions, southern exposure is strongly recommended to ensure rapid development and completion of the production cycle (especially if we want to collect seeds).