My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My classes stress the interconnectedness of knowledge. A recent Fulbright fellowship provided the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students at Kyoto Seika University in Japan. My teaching at Colby-Sawyer College is enhanced thanks to this experience.”
Fine and Performing Arts Professor Jon Keenan

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.

Wintergreen or teaberry Gaultheria procumbens
Heath Ericaceae family


Leaves are evergreen, shiny, usually drooping a bit, with smooth margins. 1 - 2" long. They smell like wintergreen when crushed.
Flowers are small, white and bell-shaped.

Fruit is a red, round berry that is edible, and tastes like wintergreen. Tea can be made from the leaves (sometimes called teaberry), and animals eat this plant.

Form/Habitat: Even though this is a very small woodland plant (to 6"), it has a woody stem, so is considered a shrub. It favors dry, acidic forests.

NWI Status: FACU



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