The leaves of Helichrysum revolutum are narrowly lanceolate or oblong with slight ears at the base, giving the appearance of stem-clasping. They are often seen in axillary tufts, showing various lengths and curvature in the leaves on one stem, some even pointing haphazardly in different directions. The young leaves are hairy, becoming less so or hairless, but still being coarse on top, while remaining densely white-woolly on their lower surfaces. The leaf margins are rolled under. The midrib is sunken above, giving the leaf a channelled appearance (Manning, 2007; JSTOR; iSpot).