Definition of Sun spurge

1. Noun. Not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun.

Exact synonyms: Devil's Milk, Euphorbia Helioscopia, Wartweed, Wartwort
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sun Spurge

sun lounge
sun lounges
sun marigold
sun oneself
sun outage
sun parlor
sun parlour
sun pitcher
sun plant
sun porch
sun protection factor
sun room
sun rose
sun shower
sun showers
sun spurge (current term)
sun trap
sun traps
sun visor
sun worshiper

Literary usage of Sun spurge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"sun spurge. Common in cultivated places, as gardens and corn fields. A. July, Aug. E. Umbel with 5 spokes, spokes with 3 divisions, ..."

2. The Herb of the Field by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1887)
"There are two sorts which you may have often pulled up as weeds in your garden—the sun spurge, and the small spurge ; both are plants of a very regular ..."

3. Weeds: Simple Lessons for Children by Robert Lloyd Praeger (1913)
"Two kinds of Spurge, the sun spurge (E. Helioscopia) and the Petty Spurge (E. ... The sun spurge is a striking plant. Its leafy stem, 6 to 12 inches high, ..."

4. The Book of the Chronicles of Keith, Grange, Ruthven, Cairney, and by Gordon, James Frederick Skinner (1880)
"... sun spurge, Bur^reed, Carex, Alder, Birch, Hazel, Fir. Genus I. Species III. ... Male Flowers with One Stamen. ,, IV. Species II. sun spurge, or Devil's ..."

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