Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to Baja California, east to the Rocky Mountains and Texas.
Habitat: Open areas from low to middle elevations. Parasitic on Eriogonum, Eriophyllum lanatum, and Phacelia, also other taxa outside of Washington, but never Artemisia.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern