The crowded inflorescence of Helichrysum nudifolium comprises many pale yellow to lemon yellow flowerheads. Their bracts are woolly and blunt-tipped. The flowerheads become 4 mm to 5 mm long, 2 mm to 3 mm wide.
The pale velvety flowering stem has small, narrow leaves spaced alternately up its length and reducing in size to the top. Flowering happens mainly in summer, but may commence in mid-spring, continuing through autumn (Pooley, 1998; Van Wyk and Malan, 1997).