Allium schoenoprasum L.
Family: Amaryllidaceae
chives
[Allium schoenoprasum subsp. sibiricum L.,  more]
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Steve C. Garske  
Etymology: Allium: Latin for "garlic"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb, onion odor; stems stout; roots a stem-like bulb
Leaves: many, hollow, round in cross-section, and mostly along the stem
Flowers: purple to pink, 6-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long; inflorescence several small, dense, rounded umbels; blooms June-July
Fruits: capsule
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Merel R. Black  
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Paul Drobot  
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert Bierman  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Kurt Stüber  
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