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.

Purple stemmed-Aster Aster puniceus
Composite or Daisy Compositae family

Leaves are lance shaped, toothed and clasp the stem at the base. Bristly purplish stem.

The flowers are pale-violet to lilac, heads 1-1.5" wide.

Form/habitat: Swamps and wet thickets, 2-7' high. Flowers Aug.-Nov.



NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.


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