Achillea abrotanoides can reach a height of about 20–40 centimetres (7.9–15.7 in). The stem is subglabrous to tomentose. The leaves are grey-green, hairy, pinnatifid or bipinnatifid and alternate, about 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.18 in) long. This plant blooms from June to August, with many-stellate white flowers.
This plant prefers mountain regions with stony or rocky areas and debris.