The leaves of Helichrysum odoratissimum var. odoratissimum are pale green, yellowish green or grey green above and white with dense woolly hairs below. The midribs are prominent on the paddle-shaped leaves. The upper stem parts visible here are also white with the woolly hairs.
One can imagine how useful a good supply of these soft leaves may be during a night in the veld. Especially as they will also keep some nocturnal insect visitors away!