My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I used a lot of the research and writing techniques I learned in my philosophy and media studies classes. Now that I know I can do something as large as this project, I have a new sense of confidence.
Andrew Baker, Communication Studies

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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