petty spurge

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Noun1.petty spurge - an Old World spurge introduced as a weed in the eastern United States
Euphorbia, genus Euphorbia - type genus of the Euphorbiaceae: very large genus of diverse plants all having milky juice
spurge - any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
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Every year a different weed species dominates my garden and it looks like petty spurge (Euphorbia peplus) is taking that title already.
This year's garden scourge - petty spurge Hellebores are among the first flowers to brighten a garden
This year I'm plagued with petty spurge, a common euphorbia which I'm determined to see off before they set seed again.