My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“It would be awesome if the college could work toward building a wind generator or start investing in photovoltaics to cut our electricity bill.”
Desktop Technology Specialist David Levine

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.

Zig Zag Solomon or False Solomon's Seal Smilacina racemosa
Lily Liliaceae family

Leaves are smooth, oblong, 3-6" long, with prominent veins running parallel to the mid-vein. The stem arches, and zig-zags (hence the name).


The flower is a creamy-white cluster at the end of the stem, in a raceme that is pyramidically shaped. Flowers of true Solomon's Seals hang down under the stem, not form at the end of the stem.

Fruit is a speckled, brownish-green berry, turning dull red.

Form/Habitat:False Solomon's Seal is common along roadside banks and woods. 1-3' high. Blooms in May.

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