Society garlic is in the family of allium which includes onions, garlic, etc. I have this plant in my garden a long time. I just want to see how it comes back year after year and flower every spring. It’s like being in a meadow in springtime and find some bulbs coming out and starts to bloom. It makes me happy when I see the little lavender flowers in a spike swaying with the wind. I’m not sure if you can eat the leaves like garlic chives because I have not tried it. It is just like garlic chives only the flowers are white on the chives. So I categorized this as flower instead of an herb or vegetable.