The flannel flower (Actinotus helianthi) belongs to Apiaceae (the Carrot family). It is an evergreen herb that is native to eastern Australia, southward from central Queensland to southern New South Wales. This herb grows in coastal heath, scrub, and dry sclerophyll forest, and can reach 0.5-1.5 m in height. The entire plant is covered with soft white hairs. The leaves are gray-green, alternately arranged, and diveded into lobes. The flowers bloom in umbels throughout the year. The umbels are surrounded by bracts that are very soft and cream to white in color.