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Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea Beet
Sea Spurge
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Beet

Sea Beet is a common plant of shingle and coastal areas, with shiny dark-green leaves. It grows up to 3 feet tall with spikes of small greenish flowers, which are in bloom for most of the summer. It's also known as sea spinach, and its leaves can be cooked and eaten in the same way.