Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chives, Allium Schoenoprasum

We have been growing chives in the window, and today, they brought a touch of spring to the house.

Chives are well known for escaping cultivation, because they readily reseed themselves. Where I grew up in Virginia, the lawns were full of chives. This photo was taken in Virginia, along a path in a wooded area near my parents' home.

I had thought that chives weren't native, but according to the USDA database, there is a native variety.

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