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Is a Leek an Onion?

Is a leek an onion?

A cousin. The leek is member of allium genus or class, a large and very formidable family that includes scallions, garlic, chives, ramps, elephant garlic, red onions, white onions, yellow onions, silverskin onions, pearl onions, Egyptian onions, shallots, and many less-well-known varieties, bringing the total family membership up to about 325.

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