I created this blog to document what I'm learning about the
flora of Hillsborough, NC, surrounding environs, and beyond.
March 6, 2008
Cranefly orchid (tipularia discolor)
The orchid blooms later in the summer, but I love its purple leaf during the wintertime. This one is in my yard in Hillsborough. Will Cook says that you tip the leaf and it's purple underneath. It's an excellent way to remember "tipularia"!