Botanical name: Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima Family: Chenopodiaceae (Cat tail family)
Synonyms: Beta maritima, Beta bengalensis, Beta vulgaris var. orientalis
Sea Beet is sea shore plant, annual to perennial. Roots are brown, fibrous, sometimes swollen and woody, not fleshy. Stems are prostrate to erect, simple, up to 80 cm long. Leaves are narrow, stalk equaling the blade, 1-10 × 0.5-8 cm. Flowers are greenish, borne in 1-3-flowered cymes with leaf-like bracts. Sea Beet is found in moist, sandy places near the coast and in waste areas. Sea Beet is native to Europe, West Asia and Africa.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Sea Beet is ...