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    The Herb (Chinese) Chive Chives are a relatively easy plant to keep, and you get a lot of pleasure from them in the kitchen. Here you can read about how both the common and the Chinese chive fits. Characteristics Chives and Chinese Chives Family: Liliaceae Species: Allium schoenoprasum (chives), Allium tuberosum (Chinese chives) Originates from: China Biotope: Permeable soil, temperate zones; Central Asia. Chives have dense, white to purple flower heads and bunches of tiny bulbs and leaves (resembling hollow stems). Chives are from the same family as garlic. Chinese chives have a rhizome and star-shaped, white flowers. Name in Different Languages English: Chive German: Schnittlauch French: Ciboulette Italian: Aglio…