Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima (L.) Thell

Wild Beet

Fl. Adv. Montpellier. 189 (1912) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Stems to 60 cm high; taproot slender. Flowers solitary or in clusters of up to 4 within the inflorescence. Flowers mostly spring.

*GipP, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Occasional in near-coastal saltmarsh communities and against brackish streams and lakes on heavy soils further inland, rarely far from settlement (e.g. Altona, Beeac areas).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Chenopodiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-01
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kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
genus Beta
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised