Catalan common name : Bleda.
Spanish common name : Acelga.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Gerona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Some regions
Flowering time : April. May. June. July. August. September.
Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte. Terophyte.
Habitat : Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs. Medicinal.
Characteristics : Chards have large leaves with a broad, flat petiole. Cultivated plants are edible, and can frequently be found growing sub-spontaneously in many rural areas, forming a large inflorescence where the flowers can be grouped in glomerules of 2 to 8 flowers. They usually have a fleshy root.
Status : Alien species.