My Colby-Sawyer Experience

I used a lot of the research and writing techniques I learned in my philosophy and media studies classes. Now that I know I can do something as large as this project, I have a new sense of confidence.
Andrew Baker, Communication Studies

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.

Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
Loosestrife Lythraceae family

Leaves: are lance shaped, somewhat clasping to the stem, and grows in pairs or sometimes in whorls of 3.

Flower: Purple flowers in a dense spike, showy, 1/2-3/4" wide, with 5 or 6 petals.

Form/habitat: Grows in swamps and wet meadows, often growing in large colonies to the exclusion of native plants. Is an exotic species native to Eurasia. Currently there is extensive research underway about how to effectively control the spread of this species. Summer.

NWI Status: FACW+

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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