My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I have learned the importance of understanding nature in creating manmade landscapes and how art involves politics, business, and economics, in addition to providing beauty and inspiration.
Jennifer Sullivan,
Business Administration

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.

Yucca brevifolia
Agavaceae

Height: 15' to 35'

Trunk: 3' in diameter. It is brown or grey, rough and deeply furrowed. Younger trunks are covered with dead leaves.

Leaves: 14" long. They are dark green, long and pointed with toothed margins. The are clustered at the end of branches.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to Aril. The flower is white, waxy and is 2 1/2" wide. The petals are bell shapes and found clustered tightly on stalks 1 1/2' long on the end of the branches. The fruit is 4" long and green.
Form/Habitat: Found on the bajadas of the Mojave Desert from southern California to western Arizona 2,000' to 3,500'.


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