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Bear de
Jun 15, 2020 12:53 PM CST
I have grown a cilantro and I want to know why is my cilantro growing out thin leaves and having white flowers please help me I want to have cilantro leaves not thin ones thank you
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 15, 2020 2:26 PM CST
Looks like another plant besides cilantro.

Parsley or fennel or something.
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Jun 15, 2020 2:39 PM CST
It's not fennel, and doesn't resemble any parsley I'm familiar with. This may be a different type/variety of the type of cilantro that is grown in stores. When an annual herb such as cilantro flowers, it is beginning the end of its life cycle. The flowers turn to seeds, and the plant itself dies. Cilantro is notorious for what's called "bolting", or early flowering, especially in hot weather. I do see some of the more typical cilantro leaves in the picture, the bigger leaves. Best thing to do is to regrow from seed. It's often recommended that if it is grown for the leaves to make successive plantings from spring through fall.
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Name: Sammy
Mid Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jun 15, 2020 3:29 PM CST
Cilantro will send up a stalk with thin leaves and flowers, bolt, when the weather gets too warm. Mine has already done that this year. The pollinators like the flowers and that is the reason I grow it. There are varieties that are slower to bolt so you might look for those. I have used the stalks and flowers in salsa and the flavor was good.
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
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Jun 15, 2020 6:34 PM CST
Yes...your plant is doing what is normal. Those more feathery leaves are still edible, though I find their texture to be a bit different. If you cut it frequently and remove the feathery stalks before flowering you can delay its demise. Successive plantings as Gardenfish suggests is necessary for ongoing production. I don't know your climate, but In my hot summer clime I grow mine in bright shade for the best and longest cropping. Healthy looking, though!
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