My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“We are used to working with sick patients in the hospital setting, so it was nice to see the other end of the spectrum and be able to raise awareness among the students.”
Sandra Guglielmi, Nursing 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.

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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