My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

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.

This is the index for the grasses. These grasses grow in the wild, and are common to the New London region. The index shows you both the common name and the scientific name. They are alphabetized by common name.
A click on the common name will take you to the plant's individual page where you will find pictures as well as descriptive information.
Common name Scientific name
Bur-reed Sparganium spp.
Bluejoint reed-grass Calamagrostis canadensis
Cattail Typhus latifolia
Bladder sedge Carex intumescens
Carex lupulina Carex lupulina
Lurid sedge Carex lurida
Rattlesnake grass Glyceria canadensis
Soft rush Juncus effusus
Wool grass Scirpus cyperinus
Click here to return to the Virtual Herbarium Home Page.