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.
The plant is palatable and browsed by livestock and game. 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).