My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I used a lot of the research and writing techniques I learned in my philosophy and media studies classes. Now that I know I can do something as large as this project, I have a new sense of confidence.
Andrew Baker, Communication Studies

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.

Wild Sarsparilla Aralia Nudicaulis
Ginseng Araliaceae family

The leaves are divided into 3 leaflets of 5 leaves and cover the flowers like an umbrella. The stems are smooth.

Flower stems are seperate from leaf stems. Greenish-white flowers are round in an umbel shape and are lower than the leaves. Usually there are three umbels per flower stem.
Form/habitat: 6"-1.5' in height, and blooms in May. These are very common flowers found in the woods and all along wooded roads.

The fruit is in the form of purplish-black berries.

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