My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Anytime students are talking with their families about what they're learning, that really pleases me.”
Humanities Assistant Professor Margaret Wiley

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.

Mirabilis multifora
Nyctaginaceae

Height: Up to 2'

Leaves: 4" long and oval to heart shaped. They are dark green. They are also sticky and hairy.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom April to September. This flower actually does not have any petals. It is the calyx that is magenta. It is 1" wide and forms 3 to 6 bell shaped cups. It will open one afternoon and wither the next morning. The fruit is dark brown 1/2" long.

Form/Habitat: 2,500' to 6,500'. Roadsides, open sandy areas or washes. Found in the eastern Mojave Desert. Often found in dense clusters.


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