Sea Beet Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima L.
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Sea Beet

Sea Beet forms sprawling clumps on shingle beaches and cliffs as well as other coastal habitats. The leathery leaves are dark green and glossy, and the stems are often reddish. The flower spikes are long and wavy and appear from July to September. The tiny flowers are stalkless and have no petals, but  yellow stamens are visible when the plant is in full flower.

This is the ancestor of the garden beetroot and is also related to spinach

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