My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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.

Royal Fern Osmunda Regalis
Osmunda Osmundaceae family

Leaves: Large, semi-coarse, oblong, usually growing erect in clustered branchlike form.

Style: At a distance this large fern is distinctly fern-like in appearance, but close up its widely-spaced, oblong leaflets look more like Black Locust leaves. Royal fern grows to be six feet or more from an elongated rootstock. Variable in size and shape depending on environment.

Form/habitat: Found in wetlands, along streams, in bogs and lake fronts, in wet patches, low thickets, pastures and meadows.

NWI Status: OBL

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