Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma
Conopholis americana (L.) Wallr.
Conopholis: Greek conos for "cone" and pholis for "a scale"
americana: for America
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, pale brown to yellowish forb; stems stout, unbranched; parasitic on the red oak group|
|Flower: ||yellow to cream, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long, tubular with a swollen base, facing downward, upper of the 2 lips straight, lower lip 3-lobed; inflorescence of many flowers in a dense, 1/2"-1" thick spike; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||many, scale-like, fleshy, overlapping|
|Habitat: ||dry; woods; in rich soil|