My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Your work... is to resist the easy answer, to seek out the truth... just as the author's work is to face the blank page with faith and optimism.”
Humanities Instructor David Elliott

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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