This photo of boneset was taken a few feet from the Rustic Bridge.  It's not very common
    in Hopedale, although I've also seen it near the garages between Jones Road and Lower
    Jones Road.  Years ago people often thought a plant's appearance gave clues to its
    possible use.  The leaves that are opposite each other on the stem are joined at the base,
    which gave some the idea that it would be useful in speeding up the healing of a broken
    bone.

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