Allium Schoenoprasum: Commonly called chives. Origin: Native to Europe, Asia and North America Appearance: Bright green in color and can grow to be as long as 30-50 cm tall. The leaves are hollow, tubular and almost grass-like in shape. Taste: Chives are a member of the onion family and are the mildest of their onion cousins. They have a light garlic and onion flavor.