My Colby-Sawyer Experience

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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.

Common Blue Violet Viola papilionacea
Violet Violaceae family

Leaves are heart-shaped, slightly toothed (more wavy), with leaves on seperate stalks from flowers.


Flowers are on a smooth stalk. The 2 side petals are bearded with long slender hairs, but the lower lip is not. Lower petal is longer than the lateral petals. All 3 petals are strongly veined.



Form/Habitat:This is a common violet in dooryards, moist meadows, and woods. 3-8" high. Blooms in April.

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