My Colby-Sawyer Experience

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Natural Sciences Professor Laura Alexander

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.

Dwarf Ginseng Panax triflorum
Ginseng Araliaceae family

3 stalked leaves grow in a whorl, with each leaf divided into 3-5 leaflets. Leaflets are toothed.


Flower is a white, delicate, umbel that is very rounded on top. Each tiny flower has 5 narrow petals.

Fruit is a yellow berry.

Form/Habitat:Dwarf ginseng is a small woodland plant, 4-8" high, that prefers rich, moist woods. The root is a round tuber. Blooms in April.

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