The dark green leaves are about 6 inches across and deeply dissected into five narrow lobes.
The stems,branches,leaf veins and leaf stems/petioles are reddish.
The hibiscus -like are yellow and about 3 inches in diameter;
At the bottom edge of the flower eclosing the bases of the five petals is a fleshy ruby red “cup”/calyx which develops as the seed covering after the flowers is pollinated.
These calyces are used to make juices,sauces,jam ,wines and pies…the pie being similar to a rhubarb pie.