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Beta vulgaris subsp. Maritima, Sea Beet - Ancient edible & medicinal herb , The wild ancestor to beetroot, leaf beet, perpetual spinach & Swiss chard & used as both food & a medicinal herb. Its thick, pointed leaves (& reddy stems) are glossy with wavy margins & has a pleasant texture & taste when served raw or cooked, serve in any recipe that calls for cooked spinach. Hence its common name of ‘Wild Spinach.’ Ht: to 1 mtr & thrives along shores & estuaries with same height flowers thru the summer. Will not tolerate Shade, but able to tolerate high levels of salt or just as happy in garden soils, Hardy perennial , Seed Count Approx - 60 to 70 avg
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