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.

Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana
Rose Rosaceae family

Leaves: 3 Leaflets are egg-shaped and coarsely toothed, on a slender, hairy stalk.

Flower is white, with 5 round petals, 1/2 - 1" wide. Flowers are usually not higher than the leaves. They grow on a seperate stalk.

Fruit is red, juicy, edible, ovoid shape, with very small seeds embedded in the fruit.

Form/habitat: Wild strawberry grows in fields and drier places along the roads in much of our area.

Plants are 3-6" high, and spread by runners.

Flowers bloom in May, with fruits ripening in summer.

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