Small, bushy forbs or shrubs reaching 40 centimetres in height. Leaves vary in shape but are generally hairy and less than 4 cm in length. They may be green or greyish-green. In some species (e.g. V. muelleri), the leaf tips may be forked. Inconspicuous purple daisies are followed by crowns of fluffy seeds. These are visually more striking than the flowers themselves. Each brownish seed carries a plume of fine hairs to allow dispersal by wind.