My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My group's Capstone was certainly a culmination of our learning experiences. We were able to apply what we'd learned from our classes, internships, and practical experience hours and tackle a problem on our own.”
John Bosse, Exercise & Sport Sciences

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.

Opuntia erinacea
Cactaceae

Height: 1'

Stem: Stems spread 3' in diameter. The pads are blue-green, flat, elliptical and grows to 5" long and 2" wide. The spines are 5". They also have tiny, barbed hairs known as glochids common to all prickly-pears and chollas.

Flowers/Fruit: The flower is red to pink to yellow depending on its location. It is 3" wide with many petals. The fruit is brown, elliptical and 1 1/43" long.

Form/Habitat: Sandy or gravel soils on slopes 3,000' to 7,000' in the desert and woodlands.


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