Cranefly Orchid – Native Plant of the Day 09/06/2017
Photo from 09/13/2013. Location: Flintstone, Walker County, GA.
More photos and information at the Tipularia discolor detail page.
Today (2/11) was sunny and unseasonally warm (62 degrees by late afternoon) for February, but much colder weather is forecast – tomorrow topping out in the 30s. Since we’ve been out of town for several days, I figured I should take this opportunity to check to see if the wildflowers are starting to show up at The Pocket. I was expecting to see Harbinger-of-Spring and that other harbinger of spring, Hepatica blooming, and kind of expected to see some Toothwort blooming. Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
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Cranefly Orchid, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/08/2013.) Scientific name is Tipularia discolor. Photo below was taken on the Long Branch Preserve, Walker County, GA on Aug 8, 2013. Go to the Cranefly Orchid detail page for more photos and information.