Gongura leaves are medium to large in size and are broad and pliable. The leaves are lobed with three to five serrated, finger-shaped leaflets. Gongura shrubs grow in a dense pattern reaching and average height of eight feet. The golden green stems with dark green foliage and trumpet-shaped flowers makes the plant look very vibrant. The flowers have five creamy yellow petals that fade to a deep maroon in the center. Smaller Gongura leaves offer a mild green and tangy flavor, whereas more mature specimens are robust and acrid. Warm temperatures also affect the taste of the leaf because the hotter it gets, the sourer the leaf will taste.