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    • Tipularia discolor
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    • Crane-Fly Orchid
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Crane-Fly Orchid (Tipularia discolor) Tipularia discolor

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scadwell

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May 17, 2015 10:14 AM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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tonyg

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April 14, 2015

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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kadota21

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April 14, 2015 02:47 PM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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fm5050

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April 12, 2015 11:32 AM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eliahd24

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April 9, 2015 02:01 PM EDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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tchristensen

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April 5, 2015

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cranefly orchid Tipularia discolor

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julbar

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April 4, 2015

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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April 3, 2015 09:31 AM CDT

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cranefly orchid Tipularia discolor

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tonyg

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March 24, 2015

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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March 30, 2015 05:38 PM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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eric_hunt

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March 28, 2015 04:20 PM CDT

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Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

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reallifeecology

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March 27, 2015 04:20 PM CDT
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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.