Definition of Myrtle spurge
1. Noun. Poisonous Old World spurge; adventive in America; seeds yield a purgative oil.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrtle Spurge
Literary usage of Myrtle spurge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"Spurge Gulph of Glaucus. Aleppo Spurge . . . Sickle-leaved Spurge . Broad-leaved Eyebright Soft-leaved Spurge . . myrtle spurge . . . Wood Spurge . ..."
2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"... mostly near the coast. Also in southern Ind.—Pennsylvania: BUCKS, Turkey Hill ; CRAWFORD. 9. Euphorbia Lathyris L- CAPER OR myrtle spurge. (Man. p. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Also in southern Indiana. An emetic. May-Oct. 21. Euphorbia Lathyris L. Caper or myrtle spurge. (Fig. 2327.) Euphorbia Lathyris L. Sp. Pl. 457. 1753. ..."
4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Euphorbia lathyris L. Caper spurge; myrtle spurge; Mole-plant Herbaceous annual Wooded banks, cultivated fields and waste ground. [I] ffl ffl . ..."