Definition of Petty spurge
1. Noun. An Old World spurge introduced as a weed in the eastern United States.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
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Literary usage of Petty spurge
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1. The Weeds of New South Wales, Pt. I- by Joseph Henry Maiden (1920)
"In New South Wales it has been recommended by seedsmen for our Riverina country and other dry districts. petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus L.). ..."
2. The Medico-chirurgical Review (1825)
"On the other hand, we have known the common petty spurge (euphorbia peplus) prove fatal when taken inwardly, thus confirming the statements of the old ..."
3. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"E. Peplus L. petty spurge. Grand Rapids, HC Skeels; Olivet, HL Clark. 1398. E. platyphylla L. Broad-leaved Spurge. Macomb Co.; "along the Great Lakes," A. ..."