FACTOID # 26: Delaware is the latchkey kid capital of America, with 71.8% of households having both parents in the labor force.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Swiss chard
?
Chard
Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris
Subspecies: B. v. var. cicla
Trinomial name
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
(L.) K.Koch

Chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla), also known as Swiss Chard, Silverbeet, Perpetual Spinach or Mangold, is a leaf vegetable, and is one of the cultivated descendents of the Sea Beet, Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima. It is in the plant family Amaranthaceae along with Spinach. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (779x841, 41 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Achatocarpaceae Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold family) Amaranthaceae (amaranth family) Ancistrocladaceae Asteropeiaceae Barbeuiaceae Basellaceae (basella family) Cactaceae (cactus family) Caryophyllaceae (carnation family) Dioncophyllaceae Droseraceae (sundew family) Drosophyllaceae Frankeniaceae Molluginaceae (carpetweed family) Nepenthaceae Nyctaginaceae (four-oclock family) Physenaceae Phytolaccaceae (pokeweed family) Plumbaginaceae (plumbago family) Polygonaceae (buckwheat family) Portulacaceae (purslane family) Rhabdodendraceae... Genera See text The family Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, is a taxon of dicotyledon flowering plants included among the Caryophyllales and containing about 65 genera and 900 species. ... There are other uses of the word Beta Species (not necessarily a complete list) Beta adanensis Beta atriplicifolia Beta lomatogona Beta nana Beta patellaris Beta patula Beta procumbens Beta trigyna Beta trojana Beta vulgaris Beta is a genus in the flowering plant family Amaranthaceae. ... Binomial name Beta vulgaris L. The beet is a plant with a rounded fleshy taproot. ... Trinomial nomenclature is a taxonomic naming system that extends the standard system of binomial nomenclature by adding a third taxon. ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné ▶(?), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of taxonomy. ... Karl Heinrich Emil Koch (1809 - 1879) was a German botanist. ... Chinese cabbage Swiss chard Leaf vegetables, also called greens or leafy greens, are plant leaves eaten as a vegetable, sometimes accompanied by tender petioles and shoots. ... Sea Beet is the wild ancestor of common vegetables such as beetroot, sugar beet and swiss chard. ... Genera See text The family Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, is a taxon of dicotyledon flowering plants included among the Caryophyllales and containing about 65 genera and 900 species. ... Binomial name Spinacia oleracea L. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, native to central and southwestern Asia. ...


While used for its leaves, it is in the same species as the garden beets, which are used for their roots, including Mangelwurzel which is used for animal feed and the Sugar beet which is used to make sugar. Binomial name Beta vulgaris L. The beet is a plant with a rounded fleshy taproot. ... Mangelwurzel or Mangold wurzel is a type of root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae, genus Beta (beets). ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ...


There are several cultivars of chard available for growing, but the most common is 'Swiss Chard'. Other varieties are 'Ruby Chard', 'Rainbow Chard', and 'Rhubarb Chard'. This Osteospermum Pink Whirls is a successful cultivar. ...


Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves, with stems that range from white to yellow and red depending on the cultivar. It has a slightly bitter taste. The leaves are generally treated in the same way as spinach and the stems like asparagus. Fresh young chard can also be used raw in salads. Binomial name Spinacia oleracea L. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, native to central and southwestern Asia. ... Binomial name Asparagus officinalis L. Asparagus is the name of a vegetable obtained from one species within the genus Asparagus, specifically the young shoots of Asparagus officinalis. ... A salad is a food item generally served either before or after the main dish as a separate course, as a main course in itself, or as a side dish accompanying the main dish. ...


Cultivation

Chard is among the more cold-tolerant of garden plants, able to withstand frosts down to −4 °C. However, unlike many cold-tolerant plants, it also tolerates summer heat, and so in temperate climates chard can be one of the first leaf crops to reach maturity, endure all summer, and one of the last crops to remain productive into the autumn.


External link

  • http://www.gardenersnet.com/vegetable/chard.htm

  Results from FactBites:
 
Swiss Chard (389 words)
Swiss chard is one of those vegetables that needs plenty of water when growing, which explains why it is a popular garden vegetable in many places which have a high rainfall.
Swiss chard leaves are large and fleshy with distinctive white ribs, and the flavor is stronger and more robust than spinach.
Swiss chard is a member of the beet family and is called by several names on this theme, including seakale beet and spinach beet.
Chard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (163 words)
cicla), also known as Swiss Chard, Silverbeet, Perpetual Spinach or Mangold, is a leaf vegetable, and is one of the cultivated descendants of the Sea Beet, Beta vulgaris subsp.
There are many cultivars of chard available for growing, but the most common is 'Swiss Chard'.
Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves, with stems that range from white to yellow and red depending on the cultivar.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m