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Crane-fly Orchid

Tipularia discolor


This orchid's blooms are well past prime, but I uploaded it to illustrate how small and inconspicuous this plant can be. The fact that the leaves are completely gone before the delicate flowers emerge, definitely contributes to its obscurity.


Distribution USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Found in moist, humus-rich soils of deciduous forest along slopes and stream terraces, and in areas with acid soils, such as oak-pine forests.


Spotted along the Bear Creek Trail Ellijay GA

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 12, 2014

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