My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Black Chokeberry Aronia melanocarpa
Rose Rosaceae family


Leaves are elliptical, hairless, shiny, and finely toothed. They come to a distinctive short point at the tip. The midrib has tiny glands on top that can be seen with a hand lens.


Flowers are white (may be tinged with pink), 5-petaled, with prominent stamens. 1/3 - 1/2" wide. Flowers appear in branching terminal clusters.

Fruit is a fleshy black berry.



Form/Habitat:Chokeberry is a shrub of low woods, thickets and roadsides, and ranges from 3 - 10' high.

NWI Status: FAC


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