Taxon  Report   1082 
Beta vulgaris  L.
Common beet
Beta vulgaris
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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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
© 2012 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Genus: Beta
Subspecies and Varieties:
escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Beta maritima
PLANTS: Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima
More information about  Beta vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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