My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“This work is my ministry,” she says, “and I've been placed on our Earth for this reason. Helping the poor is one of the areas that gives my life great meaning.”
Photographer Jill Booth Macdonell '57

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.

Purple Flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus
Rose Rosaceae family

Leaves are maple-like but unlike the maple family this species is alternate. New growth, leaves, and twigs are often hairy, leaves are also toothed. Commonly leaves are 4"-5" but occasionally can be found growing up to 10" wide!

Flowers/Fruits: Flowers are purple to pinkish and rarely white, have 5 petals and reach 1"-2", blooms June through September. Berries are seedy, dry, and red. Appear July through September and are edible but not tasty like other raspberry plants.

Bark: Flowering raspberries bark becomes shreddy and papery with age.

Form/Habitat: This species is a thornless shrub growing approximately 5' tall and prefers rich woodlands that are dry to moist.

NWI Status: Unknown

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