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.

Starflower Tridentalis borealis
Primrose Primulaceae family

Leaves grow in a single whorl of 5-10 shiny leaves. Leaves are narrow, and tapered at both ends with an entire margin.



Flowers are white, and grow on very thin stalks. Petals are pointed, and stamens are erect. Often there will be 2 (and sometimes 3) flowers present. Flowers are about 1/2" wide.

Form/Habitat:Starflowers grow in cool, moist woods here and in the mountains. You will find them growing among Goldthread, Canada mayflower, Yellow clintonia, among others. 3-6" high. Blooms in May.

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