Tipularia discolor (Pursh) Nutt.
Common Name: CRANEFLY ORCHID
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: E

A very distinctive orchid, the winter-green leaf (as in Aplectrum) withering in spring, before the somewhat asymmetrical greenish or yellowish (marked with purplish) flowers mature in the summer, the rhizome with a series of tubers. The persistent old fruiting stalk may be found with a well-developed leaf at the base.

Locations

Berrien County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1848.