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Allium schoenoprasum

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Other common names: Wild Chives

Family: Amaryllis Family (Amaryllidaceae), (Lily Family (Liliaceae), Onion Family (Alliaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  Red/Pink

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Uses: Edible, tastes like onions.

Edible: Yes, this is the usual chives that is grown in gardens.

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Notes: This is the common garden-grown Chives. It occasionally escapes from cultivation and can be found growing wild.

Photographs: 77 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

A single flowering stalk of Chives.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Chives flower head.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

A clump of Chives in a garden.

Range map for Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

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