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Plant Details

Tipularia discolor

Cranefly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly

Scientific Name:

Tipularia discolor

Common Name:

Cranefly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly

Plant Family

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

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. Common throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Flora of North America " In humus-rich soil of deciduous woodlands; frequently in sandy, acid oak-pine woods of Southeast, often in depressions under sweet gum;" Along with Goodyera pubescens, Tipularia is one of the commonest orchids in e. North America.

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
NC State Extension
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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