The Swiss Chard Bright Yellow (Beta vulgaris) is a herbaceous, biennial, flowering root food plant in the Amaranthaceae family. It is also known as the Spinach Beet.
The wild Swiss Chard Bright Yellow is found in Europe, the Mediterranean, north Africa, and Asia in cool climates.
It grows to about 120 centimetres (48 inches) tall.
The fleshy roots are dark red, white, or yellow. The large, broad leaves are dark-green to dark-red with a prominent mid-rib. The leaves are 5-20 centimetres (2-8 inches) long.
It has golden yellow, erect, ribbed stalks.
The green or red-tinged flowers are small, dense and spike-like.
It produces young leaves in spring and for almost 10 months from May to December and March to May.
Photographed in the Palace of Versailles, France, February 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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