Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeBetaBeta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris


A little-branched annual to biennial herb, found as a casual on rubbish tips and waste ground and as a relic of cultivation. Lowland.



World Distribution

This subspecies comprises a range of variants which presumably arose by selection in cultivation.

Distribution information

Atlas Change Index: 1.23

Weighted Changed Factor: 47

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.