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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris - Root Beet

Root Beet is a surprisingly rare casual escape from cultivation. It has been found on St. Mary's (SV91A, 1992, A.Underhill) and Tresco (SV81X, 1992, C.I.Pogson) on the Isles of Scilly, and at such places as Davidstow Airfield (SX18M, 1997, H.M.Meredith), in the Polsue area (SW83Z, 1997, R.E.Lees) and the Countybridge Quarry on the Lizard (SW72F, 1997, I.J.Bennallick).


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.