My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My students are always kind of surprised to learn about what they have missed, what they haven't been paying attention to all their lives.”
Natural Sciences Professor Laura Alexander

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.

Indian Poke Veratrum veride
Lily Liliaceae family


Leaves are large, oval, clasping with raised ridges where the veins are.



Flowers are star-shaped in large, tall clusters. They are yellowish-green when they first appear, then a dull green later.

Form/Habitat:Indian poke grows in wet woods. 2-4' high. Blooms in June. The roots of this plant are very poisonous.

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