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.

Daisylirion wheeleri
Agavaceae

Height: 3'

Leaves: 3' long and 1' wide. They are green and pointed with margins that have forward facing teeth. The end of the leaves are split. They are in a rounded cluster at the base.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom May to August. The flower is greenish white, very small and clustered in the thousands at the top of a 15' stalk. There are 6 petals that are bell-shaped. The male and female flowers are found on different plants. The seeds are dispersed by wind.

Form/Habitat: 4,000' to 6,000'. Rocky slopes or Canyons. Found from Arizona to New Mexico.


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