Tipularia Flowers Blackback
Flowers are not seen with the leaves, so must be sought during the summer where leaves were found the previous winter. Flowers have an overall tan coloration, but purplish and greenish tints are present. Because they are not brightly colored, the flowers are hard to see in the woods. A single stalk bears several flowers (photo). The stalk may be as much as about 600 mm (nearly 2 feet) tall, but most around Clark County are about half that height or less.