California flannelbush with blossoms and fruiting bodies next to the Marble Falls trail
Wider than tall, yellow petals, orange sepals
flannel bush near Moro Creek
A California native that looks amazing planted next to California Lilac ( Ceanothus )
Fremontodendron californicum, the California flannelbush, with syn. Fremontia californica Torr.) is a flowering evergreen minor hardwood tree/shrub, with fuzzy, flannel-like leaves and colorful blossoms. It bears the alternate common names California fremontia and flannel flower. It is one of two species in the genus Fremontodendron, and it is divided into four subspecies.