Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Great Plains and the Great Lakes region.
Habitat: Dry, open places, valleys to montane, parasitic exclusively on Artemisia.
Growth Duration: Annual
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, non-green holoparasite attaching to the roots of its host.
Vestigial and scale-like.
2-valved capsule; style persistent. Produces numerous dark seeds 0.2-0.5 mm.