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.

Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Buttercup Ranunculaceae family

Leaves are roundish and heart-shaped; long-stalked and shallowly toothed. The stems are thick, hollow and succulent. Leaves are shiny.

Flowers are bright yellow, shiny, with 5-9 sepals (not really petals). They are 1' - 1 1/2" wide.

Form/Habitat: Look for marsh marigold in wet swamps, brooksides
and at the entrance to Cricenti's Bog.

Marsh marigold grows 8 - 24" high, and is in bloom in early May.

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