Spinach is considered to be a type of silverbeet and it is also known by the name â€œchardâ€. Chard along with a number of other beets are classified as chenopods which is a group that is widely considered to be its own family. The leaves that grow fro these plants are part of the beetroot subfamily and it is grown mainly for its roots which are completely edible.
This vegetable is also known as perpetual spinach, bright lights, and spinach beet. Spinach or silverbeet is often cooked and eaten raw, included in a number of different dishes.