Flora of Northern Ireland
Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima
© Graham Day
Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A locally abundant seashore plant of very untidy growth, with small green flowers. Mainly found along the north coast and the Co. Down coast.

The cultivated varieties of beet, including the sugar beet, were derived from this wild plant.

All names: Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima (L.) Arcang.