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Common name

English: Wild Chives

German: Schnittlauch

Mandarin: 北葱 (bei cong)

Portuguese: Cebolinha Verde


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Liliales (106)

        Family: Amaryllidaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Allium (10)

            Epithet: schoenoprasum L. (1)

Synonyms: Porrum sibiricum (L.) Schur, Schoenoprasum vulgare Fourr.

schoenoprasum => chives, from greek 'skhoinos' for rush and 'prason' for leek, a reference to the rush (Juncus)-like leaf of the plant

sibiricum => of Siberian origin

vulgare => common, everyday


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Allium schoenoprasum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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