In the arid eastern slope of the Cascades, a strange plant has arrived this year. At least it's the first time I've seen it. It looks like an air plant and latches onto the sage and desert plants on the hillsides and slopes (I live in the foothills). It looks like rice threads, is a saffron color, and sticky. It clusters around the bottom of various plants and grows until it submerges the original plant. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas and whether there is a danger that this plant could invade the yard and what, if any, effect it has on the "host" plant.