My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

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.

Calliandra eriophylla
Leguminosae

Height: Up to 4'

Leaves: 3" long and twice compound. They are greyish green and arrainged opposite. The margines are red. The upper leaves lack stalks.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom mostly October to May but does bloom year round. There flowers are several flowers on each 2" pink puff. The stamen is long and white at the bottom and pink at the top. The seed pod is 2" long, flat and brown. It is covered with short and fine hairs.

Form/Habitat: Below 5,000'. Found on open hillsides, washes and grasslands.


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