nmoasis said:Samman, only just saw your question; I spend more time in the garden than at the computer.
Cilantro and parsley flowers are both umbels (think "umbrella"), flower heads made up of other smaller flowers on "spokes." That's as technical as I'll get.
Cilantro umbels have six spokes. Parsley umbels have a lot more.
I'm going to attempt to load front and back photos and a one of the cilantro having formed seed. Cilantro seeds are known as coriander.
Well, I managed to get the cilantro seed head. Don't think the others are showing up. I'm better in the dirt. If I don't succeed, just google parsley flower photos and you'll see what I mean about the "spokes."
nmoasis said:Those little bulbous heads in the first pic are seeds that have formed from the flowers. By spokes, I mean like the spokes of a bicycle wheel: straight lines radiating from a center point. Little stalks, also known as rays.
Try googling images of "parts of an umbel". Lots of info and informative diagrams. Interesting stuff!