Hirpicium integrifolium, in Afrikaans known as haarbossie (little hair bush), is a much branched, rounded shrublet conspicuously covered in bristly hairs. The plant grows to 50 cm. There are 12 species in this genus of the Asteraceae family.
The distribution of the species in the Western and Eastern Cape lies mainly in the Little Karoo. The plant is palatable to game and livestock, its presence a sign of well managed veld (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; JSTOR).