There are caterpillars which eat the leaves of the Euphorbia, or spurge, for instance.
Bitter as spurge was that old story of hers now, and bitterer still the only moral lesson it now appeared to her to have.
Thus the spurge, that is noxious to man, is a most wholesome nourishment to the Caterpillar.
The flowers begin to greet you, the heliotrope, solanaceas, spurge and cacti all around.
Well; do not open my eyes with pincers, nor compose for them a collyrium of spurge.
Cleg pushed his way through the thickly matted copses of spurge laurel and wet-shot alder.
The bark furnishes the drug Cortex Mezerei, for which that of the spurge laurel is often substituted.
Such is the case with the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, or spurge family, to which the tallow-tree of China belongs.
The spurge laurel is a small evergreen shrub, with alternate somewhat lanceolate leaves with entire margins.
The spurge plants were long ago covered up by drifting sand, and the caterpillars were all destroyed.