My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Take every opportunity available because the chances of having it again are not very good. Looking back, I did do a lot, but I could have done more.”
Sara Di Pesa, English major

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.

Partridgeberry Mitchella repens
Madder or Bedstraw Rubiaceae family

Leaves are small, roundish, evergreen, shining, and 1/2 -1" long. They are paired and the stem is trailing. The mid vein is prominent, and yellowish.

The flower is pinkish to white, in a twinlike union at the end of the stem. They are 4-petaled, and about 1/2" long.



Fruit is a single red, edible berry with 2 blemish marks left from the flower that give it the appearance of E.T. (at least Professor Malan thinks so).

Form/Habitat:Partridgeberry is a common woodland plant around here and in the mountains. Look for it where you find Canada mayflower, trillium, goldthread, yellow clintonia, among others.

Blooms June - July, although you will see the fruit most of the time.

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