The copihue is Chile's national flower. It is a vine that can reach a length of up to 4 meters. Has simple leaves, oval-oblong, borad and smooth edges, dark green on the top side and light green under. The flowers are 5 to 10 cm. long, of an intense red color and appear between March and May. They produce an edible fruit, a berry of sweet taste and many seeds. The root is used in popular medicine against venereal diseases, gout, and rheumatism.