Family, Broom - rape. Color, pale, tawny yellow. Corolla, 2-lipped, tubular, enlarged at base. Upper lip concave, notched; lower, 3-parted, open. Calyx, 4 to 5-toothed, its tube split down on one side, 2 bractlets growing at the base. No leaves, but stem covered with yellowish, fleshy scales, suggesting a cone, from which the generic name is derived. Parasitic, growing mostly among the decaying, fallen leaves of oaks, 3 to 6 inches high. Stem as thick as a man's thumb, fleshy. Curious, as all of this family, but possessing no beauty.