Definition of Sun spurge
1. Noun. Not unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sun Spurge
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 ..."