Common name: Perpetual Spinach, Wild Beet
Beta vulgaris L. APNI*
Description: Erect biennial herb to 75 cm high, taproot slender.
Lamina spathulate, to c. 5 cm long, margins entire, glabrous; petiole 2–5 cm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, naturalized near the coast. Native of Eur. & Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. maritima|
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