The species Beta vulgaris includes many different varieties, including: beetroot, sugar beet, mangelwurzel, and spinach beet. Most of these varieties are grown for the root, but some are leaf vegetables. All cultivated varieties fall into the subspecies Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris. This subspecies is divided in the Cicla group (the Leaf beets) and the Vulgaris group (the Tuberous beets).