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Beta trigyna - Waldst.&Kit.
                 
Common Name Beet
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Steppe, roadsides, seacoasts, cultivated land and grassy places in Turkey[93]. Occasionally persists in fields in Britain[17].
Range Europe - Balkans. to W. Asia. Occasionally persisting in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Beta trigyna Beet


Beta trigyna Beet
   
Physical Characteristics
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Beta trigyna is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Root[105]. It is supposed to be edible[177]. Leaves - raw or cooked. Although we have found no records of their edibility, the plant belongs to a genus where the leaves are often used as food. The leaves of this species make an acceptable spinach[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils but prefers a light neutral to alkaline soil. A very tolerant plant, it has survived considerable neglect on our Cornwall trial grounds, succeeding in dense grass growth[K].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Beta lomatogonaBeet20
Beta vulgaris altissimaSugar Beet42
Beta vulgaris ciclaSpinach Beet42
Beta vulgaris cracaBeetroot42
Beta vulgaris flavescensSwiss Chard42
Beta vulgaris maritimaSea Beet22
Castanopsis tibetana 20
Clematis tibetana 02
Corylus feroxHimalayan Hazel, Tibetan hazelnut20
Cotoneaster conspicuusTibetan Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster00
Cyphomandra betaceaTree Tomato30
Hippophae tibetanaTibetan Sea Buckthorn43
Rubus thibetanus 20
Sorbus thibeticaTibetan whitebeam30
Taraxacum tibetanum 12
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