My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“Take every opportunity available because the chances of having it again are not very good. Looking back, I did do a lot, but I could have done more.”
Sara Di Pesa, English major

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.

Round-leaved Sundew Drosera rotundifolia
Sundew Droseraceae family

Leaves are round, 3/4" wide, and form a rosette. Covered with reddish hairs that exude a sticky substance in dew-like droplets.

The Flowers are usually white or pink, open one at a time on a one-sided raceme, rises 4-9" above leaves.

Form/habitat: Acidic or peaty bogs. Flowers June-August.

Interesting fact: Sundew is an insectivorous plant that traps insects by holding them in the sticky drops.

NWI status: OBL

Text by Thad Soule for CES301.

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