Helichrysum intermedium (syn Helichrysum selago var intermedium) is an erect-growing, variable, bushy shrub, up to 16 in (40 cm) high. The tiny hairy leaves cover the branches. The flowers are white to yellow.
Helichrysum intermedium is found in rocky places in subalpine areas throughout the South Island, New Zealand. When not in flower it can be confused with a whipcord hebe.