Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

  • Chives
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  • Chives
  • Flower name
    Chives
  • Scientific name
    Allium schoenoprasum
  • Aliasエゾネギ, Allium schoenoprasum, Chives, 蝦夷葱, セイヨウアサツキ, 西洋浅葱, Ciboulette
  • Place of originEurasia, Europe
  • Place of floweringField
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July
  • Language of flowersFlexibility

What is Chives

Chives (Science name: Allium schoenoprasum) are native to Eurasia and are bulbous plants of the family Amaryllidaceae. Leaves are fresh green, long and hollow, weak at high temperature and dry, and strong against cold. In the early summer, a spherical shape is formed by attaching a large number of six-valve flowers to the tip of the flower stem which originated from the leaf. Leaves and flowers are used for appreciation, dry flowers, leashes, herbs, and for cooking such as salads and soups. Asatsuki (A. schoenoprasum var. foliosum) is a mutant of this species It looks alike. Also there is an Allium giganteum (scientific name: Allium giganteum) that has the same Allium genus blossoms.

Common name: Chives, Scientific name: Allium schoenoprasum, aka: Ezo negi (Ezo Onion), Origin: Eurasia, Europe, grass length: 10 to 30 cm, leaf shape: elongated cylindrical shape, inflorescence: cranial flower arrangement, floret: flower arrangement: flower arrangement, inflorescence type: florette Spherical flowers gathered in a spherical shape, inflorescence diameter: 2 to 3 cm, flowering period: May to July, flower color: peach, purplish red, bluish purple and white.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Amaryllidaceae
  • Genus
    Allium
  • Species
    A. schoenoprasum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    Cylindrical
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeBulbous plants
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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