My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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.

Partridgeberry Mitchella repens
Bedstraw or Madder Rubiaceae family

Leaves: are small, roundish, evergreen, shining, and 1/2 -1" long. They are paired and the stem is trailing. The mid vein is prominent, and yellowish.

The flower: is pinkish to white, in a twinlike union at the end of the stem. They are 4-petaled, and about 1/2" long. Blooms June - July.

Fruit: is a single red, edible berry with 2 blemish marks left from the flower that give it the appearance of E.T. The berry can be seen on the plant for most of the year.

Form/Habitat: Partridgeberry is a common woodland plant around here and in the mountains. Look for it where you find Canada mayflower, trillium, goldthread, yellow clintonia, among others.

NWI Status: FACU

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