Tipularia discolor (Pursh) Nutt.
Tipularia unifolia Britton Sterns & Poggenb.
Crane-fly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Genus||Tipularia||New Latin, from Tipula + -aria; from the supposed resemblance of the flower to the crane fly|
|Species||discolor||From the Greek prefix dis- which like the Latin bis- means two or twice, and thus of two or different colors. (“Dis” can also mean “without,” so discolor could mean colorless, i.e. white.)|
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Tipularia discolor description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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