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Walkable Nature | Wild Chives

The edible "flowering onion"

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The skinny perennial with violet flowers loves a sunny spot and doesn't mind living in the city.

The short plants are very tolerant of the urban environment.

They can live for approximately five years but propagate easily. Some folks consider Wild Chives invasive as they effortlessly self-seed.

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The edible "flowering onion" blooms between May and August, attracting butterflies while it's at it.

The spiky greenery can be added to recipes calling for onion or garlic flavours. The plants simply need to be snipped and added to eggs, stir fries, soups and salads.

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