Flannel Bush is a member of the Cacao
appears as a spreading shrub or small tree
growing to 30 feet
in height, though usually shorter. It has long, dark
green leaves with 3 shallow lobes each with 1-3 veins which grow to 3
inches in length. It grows on dry slopes in brush or pine forests.
gets its name from its leaves which have a leathery and fuzzy
texture reminiscent of flannel. Be aware, however, that the hairs
of the leaves and young shoots can cause skin irritation.
Flannel Bush blooms between May - June and produces
bright yellow flowers with five stamens to 2.5 inches in width.