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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

Observer

choess

Date

March 5, 2011 02:07 PM EST

Description

Cranefly orchid.

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

choess

Date

March 5, 2011 02:07 PM EST

Description

Cranefly orchid.

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

choess

Date

April 13, 2014 06:25 PM EDT

Description

Cranefly orchid.

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

May 21, 2014

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Square

What

Cranefly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

jstark918

Date

April 24, 2014

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

chrisgoforth

Date

March 29, 2014 03:28 PM EDT

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

fm5050

Date

April 6, 2014 10:29 AM EDT

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

justjohn

Date

March 9, 2014

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

gparkins

Date

March 10, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

Description

On the stairs connecting the stream side trail with the ok hickory trail. The second photo is of the seed pod from last summers bloom.

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

gparkins

Date

March 10, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Just off the path on the Piedmont Nature Trails.

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Square

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

rickiewhite

Date

March 2, 2014 09:47 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

matthewherron

Date

February 1, 2014 04:53 PM CST
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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.

No range data available.