Wild beet

Title Info
Common name Beet, Wild
Scientific name Beta vulgaris
Taxonomic group Chenopodiaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables; Root crops
Wild beet, <i>Beta vulgaris</i>
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Wild beet. The ancestor of the cultivated beet and Swiss chard, this species is native to western Europe, the Mediterranean region, western Asia, and eastern India.