Taxon: Beta vulgaris L.

 
Genus: Beta
    Section: Beta
Family: Chenopodiaceae
  Subfamily: Betoideae
      Tribe: Beteae
Nomen number: 300073
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:222. 1753
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 682 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • beet  (Source: BSBI) - English

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Western Cape
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - South Australia, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Rio Negro; Chile
    • Western South America: Ecuador

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

    Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Latvia
    • Middle Europe: Poland
    • Northern Europe: Finland

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