A close relative of onion, chives provide a convenient and colorful way to add a delicate onion taste to a wide variety of dishes.
Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, are an edible species of the genus Allium. Their close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion.
A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia, and North America.
A. schoenoprasum is the only species of Allium native to both the New and the Old Worlds.