This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A remarkably distinct and handsome shrub, introduced by us from Southern Chili. It grows from eight to ten feet high in its native country, and is furnished with smooth glossy green pinnate foliage, which forms quite a distinguishing character of the plant, each leaf-consisting of five ovate toothed leaflets about an inch long. The flowers much resemble in form those of an Hypericum, and are pure white to which the very numerous bright golden yellow anthers are a pleasing contrast. They are about two inches in diameter, and are produced freely in clusters in the axils of the leaves.