My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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.

Phoradendron californicum
Loranthaceae

Height: Up to 2'

Leaves: Densely clustered and scale-like. They have brownish-yellow stems and are arraigned oppositely.

Flowers/Fruit: Very small with no petals. The male and female flowers are on separate plants. The berries are red, pink or white and 1/8" in diameter. They are very sticky.

Form/Habitat: Below 4,000'. Found in the foothills. They are parasitic and mostly found on mesquite, acacia, ironwood and paloverde. Phainopepla birds spread the seeds to new hosts. Mistletoe will eventually kill the host tree.


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