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Know your enemy. Plant ID in the Azores

 
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My Grandpa's land has been invaded by this plant for some time now. it grows about 3-4 feet high, can get pretty dense at times. Its fairly easy to pull out of the ground by hand, but most of the roots (which look like 1/2 inch thick branches, milky white on the inside) stay behind.

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if anyone has some info on this plant, i would really appreciate it.

Thanks
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Looks like bracken ferns to me. Try this: bracken

I've seen it used for the undercoat on a thatch roof building in this video

 
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Craig Thank You! Bracken matches up. its nice to know something about what i'm up against.
and the video is pretty cool, i plan on watching the whole series when i find some time.

take care
 
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