The pale green leaves of Garuleum bipinnatum are much dissected and sparsely hairy. The leaf becomes 4 cm long, the lobes only a little more than 1 mm wide. The specific name bipinnatum refers to the twice-pinnate leaves. Garuleum refers to the deep blue colour that the ray florets (sometimes) have.
An abundance of these shrubs indicates well-managed veld where the numbers of livestock or game have not exceeded the carrying capacity of the land (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Shearing and Van Heerden, 2008; www.plantzafrica.com).