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Helianthemum kahiricum is an appressed, grey-canescent perennial low shrub that reaches up to 10-25 cm long with many, branched stems. Leaves are 0.5-1.8 x 0.15-0.3 cm, oblong-Ianceolate, appressed-pubescent, with strongly revolute margins, and acute to obtuse apex. Flowers are with white-villous, violaceous calyx and yellow petals equaling the sepals and are often not opening and arranged in 5-l2-flowered and 1-sided inflorescence. The fruit is an ovoid-globose, and hairy capsule with ovoid-compressed, smooth, and brownish.