Gynostemma pentaphyllum is
a dioecious vine perennial occurring in thickets, fields, or
mountains. Leaves are of a pedately compound leaf, with five
leaflets, occasionally three or even 7. Flowers, approximately 5mm
in diameter and small yellow-green, set themselves in axils in a
raceme way. Fruit, spherical, about 5mm in diameter, mature in
black-green. Bloom time: August-September.