My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

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.

Red Trillium Trillium erectum
Lily Liliaceae family


Leaves, and all parts for trilliums, are in 3's. Red trillium has a single whorl of 3 large leaves that are barely stalked.



The flower is solitary, dark red (more maroon), ill-scented, and on a short stalk. 3 petals are 1/2 - 1 1/2" long. 3 sepals are evident as well, and will be left after the flower has gone by.

Form/Habitat:Red trillium prefers rich, moist woods. 6-20" high. Blooms in May (a week or so after the painted trillium).

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