Allium schoenoprasum L.


source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2014
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2014


GrinTax Allium schoenoprasum L.
The Plant list Allium schoenoprasum L.
English name Chives

Crop relationship
Chives taxon group 1
Chinese scallion taxon group 3
Leek tertiary genepool
Welsh onion tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe temperate zones
Asia temperate zones
Africa -
North-America temperate zones
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.5zs9uj
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.5zs9uj

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information