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.

Steeplebush Spirea tomentosa
Rose Rosaceae family

Leaves: No other spirea has woolly twigs and leaf undersides. Leaves are coarse-toothed, egg-shaped and elliptic, 1-3" in length.

Flowers: Rose pink flower in a steeple-like cluster. Steeplebush is less commonly white.

Form/Habitat: Found in low grounds as well as fields and pastures. Grows up to five feet tall. Steeplebush prefers a wetter habitat than our other common spirea, meadowsweet.

Winter ID: Brown steeple-like inflorecense is conspicuous all winter.

NWI Status: FACW



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