My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Colby-Sawyer people are really nice to be around, and the professors are great. Some of the classes have really changed my life, and I didn't expect that.”
Marianne Lamas, Psychology 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.

Common Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
Honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae family


Leaves: 5-11 compound leaflets with serrated edges. Ovular to lance-shaped and green leaf stalks.

Flowers/Fruit: Small white flowers in flat clusters at the ends of the twig. Flowers June through July. Berries red to purplish-black, juicy and are used in jelly and wine.



Twigs: Common elder has a white pith. They have warty lenticels on them.



Form/Habitat: Common Elderberry is a shrub and can be found in swamps and wet woods. Reaches 3'-13' tall.

NWI Status: FACW-


Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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