These things are everywhere at my new place. I dug up areas of sod, flipped them over, and they grew right up through it. They are connected underground by pretty thick white roots into what appears to be one big carpet of hatred for me. They get a couple feet tall. If I can figure out what they are and whether they spread from seed or only by roots, I can chop them and use them as mulch. Any help would be great.
Looking at the veins of the leaf (which is in total 5) it must be plantain spp. lanceolata. A real medicine chest for skin problems like burns e.tc
"I was born / I was born to sing for you ♪ / I didn't have a choice but to lift you up / And sing whatever song you wanted me to ♫
I give you back my voice / From the womb my first cry, it was a joyful noise..."
Solidago virgaurea is used in a traditional kidney tonic by practitioners of herbal medicine to counter inflammation and irritation caused by bacterial infections or kidney stones. Goldenrod is also used in some formulas for cleansing of the kidney or bladder during a healing fast, in conjunction with potassium broth and specific juices. Some Native American cultures traditionally chew the leaves to relieve sore throats, and the roots to relieve toothaches.