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Wild Chives

Common name: Wild Chives

Scientific name: Allium schoenoprasum

  Flower: 3/8-1/2 (10-14 mm) long
  Plant height: 8-20 (20-50 cm)

Blooming period: June-July

Habitat: River banks, meadows, shorelines

Description: A compact, rounded cluster of numerous bright pink flowers atop a stout stem; each petal and sepal prominently single veined and tapering to a sharp point. Leaves are erect, cylindrical, hollow, attached to stem distinctly above the ground, the longest nearly equal in length to the stem. Lily family. (June 16)

Both native and non-native members of this species are found in New Hampshire but the differences are subtle, inconsistent and not a guarantee for differentiating one from another. Sorry!

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