Selago aspera shrublets branch at the base, not so much higher up, producing a number of loose-standing, wand-like leafy and hairy stems that have flowers at their tips in mid-spring. Older stems are whitish, the young ones green. The leaves are oblong to linear, small, narrow and fresh green. Leaves are evenly spaced along the stems and not tufted as in the case of some other Selago species. The plant is not considered to be under threat at present.
More than half of the 190 Selago species are found in the fynbos region (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; Mustart, et al, 1997).