My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“It would be awesome if the college could work toward building a wind generator or start investing in photovoltaics to cut our electricity bill.”
Desktop Technology Specialist David Levine

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.

Goldthread Coptis groenlandica
Buttercup Ranunculaceae family

Leaves are dark green, evergreen, shiny, toothed, growing low to the ground. Usually there is one divided leaf. If you pull the leaf out of the ground, you will find it has yellow rhizomes (root stalks) - hence the name.

Flowers are, white, 1/2" wide with 5 club-like petals and 5-7 showy yellow sepals. The stamens stand tall and are conspicuous.



Form/Habitat:Goldthread is common in cool, moist woods and bogs. They like acidic soil and are common in the mountains. They are 3-6" high.

You will find Goldthread growing among Canada Mayflower, Sessile Bellwort, Trillium, Starflower,etc. Blooms in May.

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