My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The first section of Betwixt and Between: The Honors Pathway was a crucial step in my assimilation process of becoming a college student.”
Megan Ruggiero, English major

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.

This is the index for the angiosperms. Angiosperms are leafy trees and shrubs. The index shows you both the common name and the scientific name. They are alphabetized by family name.

A click on the common name will take you to the plant's individual page where you will find pictures as well as descriptive information.
Common nameScientific name
Maple family Aceraceae
Mountain maple Acer spicatum
Norway maple Acer platanoides
Red maple Acer rubrum
Silver maple Acer saccharinum
Sugar maple Acer saccharum
Striped maple Acer pensylvanicum
Cashew or sumac family Anacardiaceae
Poison ivy Toxicodendron radicans
Staghorn sumac Rhus typhina
Holly family Aquifoliaceae
Winterberry holly Ilex verticillata
Barberry family Berberidaceae
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii
Birch family Betulaceae
Black birch Betula lenta
Gray birch Betula populifolia
White birch Betula papyrifera
Yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis
Eastern hop hornbeam Ostrya virginiana
Speckled alder Alnus rugosa
American hazel Corylus americana
Beaked hazel Corylus cornuta
Honeysuckle family Caprifoliaceae
Red elderberry Sambucus racemosa
Common elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Bush honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera
Morrow's honeysuckle Lonicera morrowi
Tartarian honeysuckle Lonicera tartarica
Maple-leaved viburnum Viburnum acerifolium
Arrowood Viburnum dentatum
Highbush cranberry Viburnum trilobum
Hobblebush Viburnum alnifolium
Nannyberry Viburnum lentago
Wild raisin Viburnum cassinoides
Dogwood family Cornaceae
Red-osier dogwood Cornus sericea
Round-leaf dogwood Cornus rugosa
Silky dogwood Cornus amomum
Heath family Ericaceae
Highbush blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum
Leatherleaf Chamaedaphne calyculata
Low sweet blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium
Maleberry Lyonia ligustrina
Pale laurel Kalmia polifolia
Bog Rosemary Andromeda glaucophylla
Rhodora Rhododendron canadense
Sheep laurel Kalmia angustifolia
Wintergreen Gultheria procumbens
Bean family Fabaceae
Black locust Robinia pseudo-acacia
Beech family Fagaceae
American beech Fagus grandifolia
American chestnut Castanea dentata
Northern red oak Quercus rubra
White oak Quercus alba
Witch-hazel family Hamamelidaceae
Witch hazel Hamamelis virginiana
Horse-chestnut family Hippocastanum
Horse-chestnut Aesculus hippocstanum
Hydrangea family Hydraneaceae
Garden Mock-Orange Philadelphus coronarius
Walnut family Juglandaceae
Shagbark hickory Carya ovata
Olive family Oleaceae
Common lilac Syringa vulgaris
White ash Fraxinus americana
Rose family Rosaceae
Apple Pyrus malus
Blackberry Rubus allegheniensis
Black raspberry Rubus occidentalis
Red raspberry Rubus idaeus
Purple flowering raspberry Rubus odoratus
Black chokeberry Aronia melonocarpa
Black cherry Prunus serotina
Choke cherry Prunus virginiana
Pin cherry Prunus pensylvanica
Multiflora rose Rosa multiflora
Broadleaf meadowsweet Spirea latifolia
Steeplebush Spirea tomentosa
Bedstraw or Madder family Rubiaceae
Partridgeberry Mitchella repens
Willow family Salicaceae
Bigtooth aspen Populus grandidentata
Quaking aspen Populus tremuloides
Basswood family Tiliaceae
American basswood Tilia americana
Elm family Ulmaceae
American elm Ulmus americana
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