This medium to large shrub with its attractive, light green, two-lobed leaves produces beautiful, bright yellow flowers with black to maroon coloured centres in summer.
Medium to large shrub to a small tree, up to 4m in height.
The flowers are rich in pollen and nectar, attract various insects such as butterflies and bees. In turn these insects will attract insect eating birds. Certain birds and the larvae of certain moth species feed on the flowers. This is also a host plant for many butterfly species, with the larvae feeding on the leaves.
The soil needs to be well drained with compost added to enrich it. A covering of mulch over the soil is a good idea, replenishing the layer as regularly as possible.
The plant is harvested from the wild as a source of food, medicines and dye. It is also sometimes grown as a hedge and as an ornamental plant. Since the root system is not aggressive, it can be planted close to swimming pools, drains or paving.