Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the onion family
grown for their leaves, which are used as an herb. Chives
have a much milder flavor than onions or garlic. They are
referred to only in the plural, because they grow in
clumps rather than alone.
Chives are chopped raw
and typically used for seasoning salads and omelettes, or
as a topping for baked potatoes.