The delicate flannel flower is so named because of the soft woolly feel of the plant. They also attract numerous insects, such as beetles and wasp moths
The Flannel Flower, also known as actinotus helianthi, is a flowering plant native to bushland around New South Wales. In Greek, its scientific name roughly translates to ‘ray’ or ‘sunbeam.’
Known for its adaptability and endurance in extreme weather and landscapes, the flannel flower also serves as a national symbol for mental health awareness in Australia.