My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My students are always kind of surprised to learn about what they have missed, what they haven't been paying attention to all their lives.”
Natural Sciences Professor Laura Alexander

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.

Mimulus guttatus
Scrophulariaceae

Height: Up to 16"

Leaves: 4" long and oval. They are dark green and arrainged opposite. The margines are toothed. The upper leaves lack stalks.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to September. The flowers are 1 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide. They are bright yellow with reddish spots in the throat. The upper lip has 2 lobes and the lower lip has 3. The bract, or modified leaves are reddish-purple, have 5 to 7 lobes and are 1" long.

Form/Habitat: 900' to 5,000'. Found in wet places such as brooks and streams.


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