an annual herb in sandy soil in coastal areas, grows parasitic on
plants in Asteraceae like Artemisia capillaris. The
whole is downy, and stems are thick, yellow-brown, erect, and grow
to 10-25 cm in height, with some degenerated leaves in a scaly way.
Upper portions of the branches set racemose inflorescences with many
light purple flowers. Corollas are lip-shaped, about 2cm long;
calyxes divide in two, and the lobes cleft in two afresh. Bloom