Santalaceae sandelwood family
everywhere in the forest around here in Mendenhal subdivision
lividum - ? lead color, pale
also called dogberry, it is edible, but not palatable
The Geocaulon lividum is a parasitic species, living on the roots of kinnikinnick or asters, that seems possible, see the kinnikinnick in the picture. Yet upon reading here on the Internet, it links the yellow veins to Pine blister. which needs two hosts to live. As there are no pines around here, this seems implausible to me.