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.

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium maculatum
Composite Compositae family

Leaves toothed, with single vein that tapers towards the base. They whorl around a dark purple to purple-spotted stem in clusters of 3-7.

Flowers growing in clusters, flattened on top. Purple or pink bloom in small cylindrical heads.


Form/habitat: 3-10' in height, and blooms July-Sept. These are common in damp meadows and other wetlands.

NWI status: FACW

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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