|FORM weedy plants, herbs and shrubs.
Species 1,500 in our area 51 (Gray); 48 (B&B)43
Distribution centered in the Mediterranean.
Flowers no corolla hence inconspicuous flowers, .
#Parts 0-5 sepals, 1-5 stamens, 2-3 styles, petals are absent
Leaves normally alternate, often succulent, stipules absent.
The family includes, beets, swiss chard and Spinach.