Calflora
Taxon  Report   1082    
Beta vulgaris  L.
Common beet
Beta vulgaris
© 2012 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Beta vulgaris
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Beta vulgaris
© 2001 CDFA
Beta vulgaris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Beta vulgaris
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Beta maritima
More information about  Beta vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BEVU2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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