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1a. Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris

甜菜(原变种) tian cai (yuan bian zhong)

Beta vulgaris var. rosea Moquin-Tandon.

Root purple-red, tuberlike, fusiform to globose. Leaf veins purple-red.

Cultivated mostly. in Beijing [of cultivated origin].

The roots are used as a vegetable (red beet).


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