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Fleur569
Oct 3, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Edible Garlic Chives

Allium Tuberosum, although "Garlic Chives" is a controversial nickname.

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rocklady
Oct 3, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Beautiful as well as tasty. A great combination, Fleur.
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Oct 3, 2018 6:39 PM CST
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Oct 3, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Great banner Fleur!
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Oct 3, 2018 7:58 PM CST
Such cheerful flowers! Lovey dubby
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AntMan01
Oct 3, 2018 8:49 PM CST
The so-called "Garlic Chive" is neither related to garlic in any sense (Allium sativum), nor vaguely related to chives (Allium schoenoprasum with hollow leaves and a well known garden herb), it's funny how common names can be so utterly misleading. Allium tuberosum is the species we're talking about here, and The Onion Man declares (me, my given moniker after specializing in 46+ years specializing in the genus Allium, approx. 1000 species) that Allium tuberosum can be invasive, with deep fibrous roots that resist pulling out by hand, there are far better species than this very aggressively self-seedling one.
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Fleur569
Oct 3, 2018 9:54 PM CST
@AntMan01 Re: Banner of Oct. 4, 2018
Thank you so much for responding to my banner. There's always something new to learn. So as an expert, what would you suggest in as far as labeling this plant. Should the nickname of edible "garlic chive" be dropped, and only the name of Allium tuberosum be applied? I have experienced their aggressive invasiveness and keep them in control by cutting off the blooms before the seed heads turn black. Otherwise, you are correct, hand pulling is impossible. Also, should they be classified more like weed type vs. a edible herb? The certainly do smell garlicky
although I have never used them in a recipe. Your insight and comments are appreciated.
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AntMan01
Oct 3, 2018 10:14 PM CST
Hello Fleur,

The name "Garlic Chives" is too entrenched in social media over the years to be able to correct the mis-association to incorrect plants. So due to the propensity of misnaming, I can accept the common name of "Garlic Chives" towards it meaning Allium tuberosum (yet having no connection to "garlic" nor "chives)… going back to my belief common names are essentially useless. Allium tuberosum can flower and have maturing seed capsules at the same time, it's so quick to dispense seed. It's a pretty plant in flower, but oh so aggressively seeding. If one wants an awesome autumn-blooming Allium (of which there are many), select the Japanese Allium thunbergii (often sold in the selected short form Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa') which has deep rose-purple blooms in autumn
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bloominholes2fill
Oct 4, 2018 3:17 AM CST
Stunning banner, Fleur! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 4, 2018 5:30 AM CST
Great banner once again, Fleur! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Whitebeard
Oct 4, 2018 12:24 PM CST
Another fine banner, your Majesty. And the alliums sure are pretty. Of course, the other bonus for some of us is that the deer leave them alone. Thumbs up

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Fleur569
Oct 4, 2018 8:30 PM CST
Re: Banner of Oct. 4, 2018 ✳️ Allium Tuberosum

To: @rocklady, @ evermorelawnless, @crawgarden, @GrammaChar, @AntMan01,
@bloominholes2fill, @GaNinFl, @Whitebeard

With all the complimentary comments from the members above, it's great that details are brought out that enlighten me a little more about gardening. I thank all of you.

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