When my cilantro withered (sad), I noticed a strange herbal stem grew out of the dirt, but I didn't pay much attention. Until recently, I noticed the plant flourishing and now it appears there is "fruit" thingies on its branches.

Could someone help me identify this please? Thank you!

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This is a flowering stem off your cilantro - the little round things beneath the remains of the flowers are coriander seeds


You probably didn't notice the flowering stem arriving, and it would have contributed to the rest of the plant withering and dying back.

  • I see! Marvelous nature! Does that mean I could also plant these seeds at one point and they will grow into cilantros? I'm really new to indoor gardening, thank you for answering my question so quickly!
    – benjaminz
    Jul 29, 2016 at 18:59
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    @benjaminz Yea - read the link, tells you how to harvest seeds both for eating and for saving to grow more plants.
    – Bamboo
    Jul 29, 2016 at 19:53

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