A climbing or trailing annual or perennial; can grow to form extensive cover. Leaves up to 10 cm across; circular to shield-shaped, peltate; with prominent, radiating veins; somewhat fleshy. Flowers solitary, up to 7 cm across; long-spurred and long-stalked; petals 5, yellow, orange or red, the upper two larger than the lower ones.
Local: Common in Gibraltar; grown for ornament but has escaped and become naturalised in various places, usually along roadsides and waste ground.
Global: A native of South America.
Flowers between (February) March, April, May, June to July (August).