Common, distinctive reddish stem with few if no leaves, approx 8 inches tall typically growing in drier soils, but near seasonal wet zones.
This photo is cropped. I was pretty far away and didn't want to tromp into the wet zone to get a better look.
You can see red spots in blue halos. Observed in the fish house.
Flew onto arm of a colleague. Approx. three quarter's of an inch long. We were in a Jeffrey Pine forest at 6400ft.