Oct. 16, 2021

coriander, Coriandrum sativum

Tasty coriander now adds its spice to our fields and roadsides. It's tasty to all of us, but a great bit of evidence that things don't taste the same to all of us. For about a quarter of us, coriander tastes like soap. Differences in perception of flavor can occur like that, or there are some things one group tastes that have no flavor at all to others. Avocados seem to be in that latter category, at least for me. Anyway, Old World coriander now has beeen reported wild from AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, NS, ON, and QC. Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 5/26/14. Celery family, Apiaceae.