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Crippled Cranefly (Tipularia discolor)

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Tipularia Discolor, or more commonly know as Crippled Cranefly, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Tipularia. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Tipularia Discolor or Crippled Cranefly's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Tipularia
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Order: Orchidales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (T) MA (E) MI (T) NY (E) PA (R)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (crane-fly orchid) MA (cranefly orchid) MI (cranefly orchid) NY (cranefly orchid) PA (crainfly orchid)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU) 3(FACU-) 6(FAC)




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