Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima

(Linnaeus) Arcangeli

Comp. Fl. Ital., 593. 1882.

Common names: Sea beet
Introduced
Basionym: Beta maritima Linnaeus Sp. Pl. ed. 2, 1: 322. 1762
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 266, 267.

Plants annual to perennial; roots brown, fibrous, sometimes swollen and woody, not fleshy. Stems procumbent to erect, simple, to 80 cm. Leaves: petiole equaling blade; blade oblanceolate, 1–10 × 0.5–8 cm. Cymes 1–3-flowered. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early fall.
Habitat: Moist, sandy places near the coast and in waste areas
Elevation: 0-200 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., N.J., s Europe

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
Leila M. Shultz +
(Linnaeus) Arcangeli +
slippery +
aromatic +
Beta maritima +
dark red;green +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
oblanceolate +
0.5cm;8cm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
Sea beet +
1-3-flowered +
spikelike +
Calif. +, N.J. +  and s Europe +
0-200 m +
Moist, sandy places near the coast and in waste areas +
interrupted +  and 1-8-flowered +
sessile +  and petiolate +
not winged +  and winged +
lobed +  and serrate-dentate +
semi-inferior +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
keeled +  and rounded +
urn--shaped +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
papery +  and chartaceous +
Flowering spring–early fall. +
Comp. Fl. Ital., +
pointing +  and ascending +
basal +, median +  and position +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
swollen +
not fleshy +, woody +  and fibrous +
verrucate +  and striate +
reniform +  and orbicular +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Introduced +
cylindric +
opposite +  and alternate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
2 +  and 3 +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima +
Beta vulgaris +
subspecies +
annual +  and perennial +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +