Irish wildflowers

Sea Beet
Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima
Laíon na trá
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial. Native.

Tiny green, sometimes reddish, petal-less flowers in narrow leafy spikes. Leaves shiny, dark green. Lower leaves triangular, upper are narrow, untoothed. Fleshy stems, sometimes red-tinged. Sprawling, branched growth habit. To 100cm.

Coastal. Rocks, sand and shingle beaches, sea walls, waste ground.
Very occasional inland.

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