Definition of Petty morel
1. Noun. Unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico.
Group relationships: Genus Aralia
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of Petty morel
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1. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"There is quite a collection of rare plants there, — petty morel, Thalictrum dioicum, witch- hazel ... petty morel in the ravine, and large cardinal-flowers. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Widely distributed in nearly all countries as a weed, and includes numerous races, differing principally in leaf-form and pubescence. Petty-morel. ..."