Bongardia chrysogonum is a member of the Berberis family, named after the German botanist HG Bongard and its native lands are from Greece and Turkey to Pakistan. The tubers and leaves are used for both nutrition and health. It needs a arenaceous soil and good drainage system with protection from excessive wet all along.The leaves grow from the tuber, rather than the stem, and carry soft grey green leaflets with brown red spots at the base. The 5-petalled goldenyellow flowers are hermaphrodites and are carried in a loosely-branched inflorescence.It should be planted in sharply drained soil in sunniness, for it can survive in large drought. It grows slowly but is very long lived.