Softly woolly, grey.
Petiole - At least as long as the blade and dilated at the base. Stem clasping.
Blade - Almost round, 4-18 mm long and up to 15 mm wide. Softly woolly and grey but sometimes becoming hairless and green on top.
Greenish brown, small, sessile, conical, crowded in small clusters surrounded by stem leaves. It looks like it is at the end of a stem but is actually in a leaf axil.
Bracts surrounding the flower are 3-4 mm, egg shaped, papery, transparent and woolly or woolly at the base. 2-3 inner ones are longer, convex and rigid with dark coloured recurved tips.
Tubular and swollen toward the base. 2-3 outer ones are female and thread like. 2-3 disk flowers are bisexual, fertile and 5 toothed. No "petals".