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    • Tipularia discolor
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    • Crane-Fly Orchid
    • Cranefly Orchid

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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jbrehm0113

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December 6, 2016 02:47 PM EST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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msimmons03

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November 29, 2016 03:38 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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lynnparsons

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December 3, 2016 12:40 PM EST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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pwdeacon

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April 25, 2015 03:57 PM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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kielyk

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November 29, 2016 03:37 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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wildmarin

Date

November 28, 2016 02:03 PM PST

Description

common beneath oak woods in NC Piedmont; "blistered" leaves were distinctive

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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emilyhammer

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November 29, 2016 03:38 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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gabby51

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November 29, 2016

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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hannahdover

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November 29, 2016 03:38 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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loura

Date

November 29, 2016 03:37 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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victoriatriana

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November 27, 2016 03:53 PM EST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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wolfhoundgirl

Date

November 25, 2016 04:53 PM EST

Description

I'm not sure what kind of plant this is. It looks like just a leaf sticking up out of the ground. There was a cluster of them growing under an American Beech trees.

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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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