Celmisia asteliifolia is a common alpine and
subalpine rosette herb, especially in the eastern mountains and
Central Plateau. The narrow leaves are variable in size but are often long (up to 18 cm). While older leaves
may be shining and glabrous on the upper surface, younger leaves are typically covered in webby hairs. The leaves
are ± folded about the midrib, which is more obvious on the lower surface.