Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris)

Looking down along the shore line, especially on mudflats or at the base of cliffs, you will undoubtedly soon come across this very common plant of the sea shore, Sea Beet.

Sea Beet is widespread along the coasts of Dorset and especially in our large harbours. It also had the ability to grow on sea walls and in some unusual places.

Not an attractive plant, perhaps, but the long yellowish flower spikes look quite impressive when they are all out together.

Flowering from July to September it is one you cannot miss on your day out at the seaside.

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