My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'd like to see GreenROUTES be a resource for those of us interested in exploring new ways of living sustainably.”
Senior Staff Assistant Sue Maurer

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.

Indian Cucumber-Root Medeola virginiana
Lily Liliaceae family

Leaves grow in "2 stories" - there is a whorl of 5-9 leaves in the middle of the stem, and an "upper deck" whorl of 3-5 leaves near the top of the stem. Leaves are smooth, and lance shaped.

1 or 2 greenish-yellow flowers hang down underneath the top deck of leaves - they are difficult to see. The sepals are opened so widely that they appear rolled back, and stamens are erect and reddish.

Form/Habitat:Indian cucumber-root is a common woodland flower with an edible tuberous root. It grows 1-2' high in rich, moist woods. Blooms in May.

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