My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

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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