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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

johnratzlaff

Date

January 22, 2015 03:22 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

matthewherron

Date

January 11, 2015 11:18 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

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What

cranefly orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

cmstinson

Date

January 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane-Fly Orchid (Tipularia discolor) Tipularia discolor

Observer

scadwell

Date

December 29, 2014 11:11 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

milopyne

Date

December 25, 2014 12:03 PM EST

Description

Eagle trail; plants growing on trail in an old stump; did not get lat/long at the site, it is a guess, hence wider accuracy. Common in this area though.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 25, 2014

Place

Woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Transplanted from Mason Farm Reserve, Chapel Hill NC with permission

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bluets15

Date

November 16, 2014 01:31 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

denniswross

Date

October 25, 2014

Description

Lots of these growing in a linear pattern, probably over an old decayed log.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cranefly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

creationhiker

Date

August 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Crane-Fly Orchid Tipularia discolor

Observer

cmstinson

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

New leaf.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

choess

Date

April 3, 2011 04:47 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.

No range data available.