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Plant Details

Tipularia discolor

Cranefly Orchid

Scientific Name:

Tipularia discolor

Common Name:

Cranefly Orchid

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

green: purple: bronze: yellow

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

In a wide variety of mesic to rather dry forests. Along with Goodyera pubescens, Tipularia is one of the commonest orchids in e. North America.

State Rank:

S5 - 1000+ Extant Populations - Demonstrably secure in NC (*)

Blooming

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© David R. McAdoo

Bloom Stalk

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Black Mountain, August 2002
© MB Baumeister

Closeup of Bloomstalk

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Black Mountain, August 2002
© MB Baumeister

Leaf

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Black Mountain, October 2002
© MB Baumeister

Underside of Leaf

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© Tom Harville

Plants After Winter

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26 March 2005
© Tom Harville

Bloom Close Up

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Bob Oberfelder - Aug 2013

Seed Pods

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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