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Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris (Conditiva Group)
Pronunciation: BET-ah vul-GAIR-iss
Common Name: garden beet
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Key ID Features: Swollen taproot that is commonly red; leaves basal with long petioles in the first year, ovate with wavy margins (second year leaves alternate on flowering stem).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green
Flower Time at Peak: Sep

Fruit Type: Multiple fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Storage tap root

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Leaf miner insect, Nematodes, Root rot,
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