Garrya flavescens is a species of flowering shrub known by the common name ashy silktassel. It is native to the southwestern United States, and Baja California and Chihuahua in Mexico, where it grows in many habitats, including dry forest, desert, and chaparral. This is a shrub reaching a maximum height approaching three meters. The leaves are oval-shaped, up to 7 or 8 centimeters long and about half as wide. The underside may be hairless to very hairy and pale dusty gray. The plant is dioecious, with both male and female plants producing long hanging clusters of flowers. Female flowers give way to bunches or clusters of spherical berries covered in hairs.