Beta vulgaris

Scientific name: Beta vulgaris L.
Botanical family: AMARANTHACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • bètrouj

Dominican Republic:

  • remolacha

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Biannual or annual, acaulescent herb, with succulent, purple-red root.  Leaves forming a rosette, ovate to ovate-oblong, with long petiole, green, red or purple; inflorescence spike-like, numerous flowers borne in cymes; fruits 1-seeded but two or more are usually joined together.







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