Helichrysum cymosum, the geelsewejaartjie in Afrikaans, is a straggling, much-branched woolly shrublet that grows to about 60 cm. The narrow or elliptical leaves are silky above and white-felted on the lower surfaces.
The attractive yellow flowers appear from October to about March. They are wide, flat-topped masses of small disc flowers.
This plant grows in the Western and Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and as far north as tropical East Africa, usually on dry slopes and grassland (Manning, 2007; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984).