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Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Alliaceae (Onion)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Many dense balls of pink-purple flowers on long unbranched stems, each having 2 short and narrow papery bracts. Individual flowers tubular with 5 petals at the end, consisting of a dark vein running down each petal.
Fruit:
A capsule or pod.
Leaves:
Long cylindrical grass-like leaves which sprout from the ground in clumps. The leaves are soft and hollow.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Every part of the plant is edible and tastes similar to onion, including the flowers, leaves and bulbs, although the bulbs are tough.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Smells strongly, like onions, hence they are in the same family.
Habitats:
Grassland, roadsides, wasteland, waterside.