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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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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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elizabeth46

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August 19, 2016

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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jtuttle

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February 20, 2016 02:07 PM EST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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edleathers

Date

July 23, 2016 01:30 PM CDT

Description

Beaman Park, TN

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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evclark13

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July 29, 2016

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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blueeagle73in

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August 5, 2016 04:40 PM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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wolfhoundgirl

Date

August 15, 2016 04:42 PM EDT

Description

I spotted these in the woods at Umstead State Park. They didn't have any foliage visible, only the stalks of flowers.

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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heartsabustin

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August 16, 2016 11:56 AM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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August 13, 2016 10:27 PM EDT

Description

Tipularia discolor

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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cdance

Date

August 13, 2016 11:52 AM CDT

Description

Crane fly orchid

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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beta_hardin

Date

August 13, 2016 04:04 PM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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August 13, 2016 11:43 AM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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clintcalhoun

Date

August 12, 2016 02:07 PM EDT
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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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