Lebeckia pauciflora is a slender, many-stemmed shrub that grows to 80 cm in height, sometimes also in width. It does not resprout after fire, but young plants will flower abundantly in the first season after a fire. The simple leaves are long, jointed or articulated, needle-like and bluish grey in colour.
This widespread species grows on sandy Western Cape fynbos slopes from Piketberg to the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. The plant is not threatened early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Manning, 2007).