My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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.

Bluets Houstonia caerulea
Bedstraw or Madder Rubiaceae family

Short (1/2" or less), narrow leaves are paired along the stem. Most of the leaves are found at the base of the stem. The fern-like leaves in the left side of this picture are not the bluet's leaves - the leaves shown toward the bottom center of the picture belong to the bluet.

Flowers have 4 pale blue or white petals, with a yellow eye. 1/3 - 1/3" wide.

Form/habitat: Bluets are slender plants that tend to grow in bunches or colonies.

You will find them in grassy meadows, open woods, or dry places along a road.

Bluets grow 2 - 8" high.

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