My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“This work is my ministry,” she says, “and I've been placed on our Earth for this reason. Helping the poor is one of the areas that gives my life great meaning.”
Photographer Jill Booth Macdonell '57

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.

Castilleja exserta
Scrophulariaceae

Height: Up to 16"

Leaves: 2" long and thread-like. They are green to purple. They are also hairy.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom March to May. The flowers are 1 1/4" long in dense spikes. Both the upper and lower lips are purple and the lower lips have yellow or white tips. The bract, or modified leaves are reddish-purple, have 5 to 7 lobes and are 1" long.

Form/Habitat: 1,500' to 4,500'. Found on mesas, slopes and open areas in ponderosa pine forests and poppy fields.


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