My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“This work is my ministry,” she says, “and I've been placed on our Earth for this reason. Helping the poor is one of the areas that gives my life great meaning.”
Photographer Jill Booth Macdonell '57

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.

Hairy Solomon's Seal Polygonatum pubescens
Lily Liliaceae family

Leaves are broadly lance-shaped, opposite, sessile, and smooth, with prominent veins running parellel to the mid vein. There are hairs along the veins underneath the leaves that are detectable with a hand lens.

Flowers are yellowish-green and dangle from the axils, under the leaves, in pairs. The flowers are 1/2 - 2/3" long.

Berries are blue-black.

Form/habitat:Solomon's Seal grows 1-3' high, and is fairly common in wooded areas in this region.

Be careful not to confuse this with false or zig-zag solomon's seal, which has a white flower growing in a raceme at the top of the stem.

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