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    • Tipularia discolor
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    • Crane-Fly Orchid
    • Cranefly Orchid

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Recent observations

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Date

August 9, 2014

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Observer

bluets15

Date

November 16, 2014 01:31 PM EST

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

Lots of these growing in a linear pattern, probably over an old decayed log.

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What

Cranefly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

creationhiker

Date

August 10, 2014

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

cmstinson

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

New leaf.

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Observer

choess

Date

April 3, 2011 04:47 PM EDT

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

choess

Date

August 5, 2014 06:07 PM EDT

Description

Cranefly orchid blooming at Nottingham County Park.

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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annwf

Date

August 16, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eraskin

Date

September 3, 2014

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

August 13, 2014 07:08 PM CDT

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Date

July 29, 2014 05:04 PM EDT

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Observer

eraskin

Date

July 28, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The Crane-fly Orchid (Tipularia discolor) is a perennial terrestrial woodland orchid, a member of the Orchidaceae. It is the only species of the genus Tipularia found in North America. This orchid grows a single leaf in September that disappears in the spring. The leaf is green with dark purple spots. The orchid blooms in mid-July to late August. The roots are a connected series of corms. Its roots are edible. They are starchy and almost potato-like.

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