Iresine bloodleaf is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae. This plant is native to the Brazilian rainforests. Gardeners distinguish this plant for its bright color. The plant is often used as an ornament for lawns or borders.
Iresine herbstii is a small perennial shrub. Its height reaches up to half a meter. The leaves of the plant have a bright crimson color. The shape of the leaves is rounded, with a small notch at the top. The veins are usually a lighter shade than the leaf itself. During the flowering period, small yellow flowers appear on the plant. The fruits are brown seedpods.