My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Anytime students are talking with their families about what they're learning, that really pleases me.”
Humanities Assistant Professor Margaret Wiley

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.

Bunchberry Cornus canadensis
Dogwood Cornaceae family

Leaves are usually in a single whorl of 6. The veins follow the shape of the leaf, like all dogwoods. They are egg-shaped and pointed.

Flower is actually inconspicuous as tiny and greenish in the center. The part you recognize as the flower is actually 4 white bracts that appear as a single blossom.

Berries are red in a tight cluster.

Habitat/form:This is a very common spring flower growing 3-8" high. It blooms in May around this area, and leter in the mountains. You will find it in cool, moist woods along with Canada Mayflower, Yellow Clintonia, Wintergreen, Partridgeberry, Starflower, among others.

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