This little patch of goldenrod is between the parking lot at Draper Field and the bed of the
old trolley tracks. There are about seventy species of this member of the sunflower
family. Perhaps as many as ten could be found in Hopedale. Goldenrod is not the cause
of allergy problems. It probably gets the blame for ragweed which spews its pollen into
the air pretty much unnoticed at the time when goldenrod is flowering.
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