The fluffy stuff was all around the branches and leaves near the middle and base of the bush. The little critters were on the underside of leaves. I also included a picture of the flower in case someone needs to identify the plant in order to answer this question.

white silk white bugs under side of leaf flower of bush

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It looks like White flies. Nasty little critters. When my heirloom iris got an infestation, I carefully removed the most infested leaves and put them in an enclosed bag and into the trash. Then I blasted the leaves with my garden hose to scatter them. I removed any thing else I found by hand and haven't had a problem since. I read on the Old Farmer's Almanac to use an insecticidal soap like Safer Soap is a good idea too. I just prefer using as little on my plants as I can.

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