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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