Tufted perennial herb to 60 cm tall, hairy. Stems erect. Leaves mostly opposite, linear to lanceolate, to 2 cm long, densely hairy, often sheathing at base. Compound heads spherical to shortly cylindrical, to 1 cm across, golden yellow. Capitula 30-300 per head, of 1-3 florets; late spring to autumn. Florets yellow. Achenes 0.7-0.9 mm long, warty. Pappus of 4-9 feathery bristles.
Source: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.