My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My internship experience proved that it's important to keep your eyes open, as you never know what slight connection is going to get you the experience you are looking for.”
Sam Moore '09, Graphic Design major

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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