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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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cfsstudent

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March 26, 2015 02:33 PM EDT

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layla

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March 23, 2015

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milopyne

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March 22, 2015 03:35 PM EDT

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Orchard park

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eric_hunt

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March 15, 2015 04:18 PM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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mklein

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March 21, 2015 11:22 AM EDT

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indianafones

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March 14, 2015 10:35 AM EDT

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milopyne

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March 11, 2015 01:42 PM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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March 7, 2015

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tuhat_kasveja

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March 4, 2015 06:04 PM EST

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On hillside near fitness trail #26

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cranefly orchid Tipularia discolor

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indianafones

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March 9, 2014 10:26 AM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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February 8, 2015 12:51 PM CST

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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February 8, 2015 10:27 AM 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.

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