Rau Dang has long, slender stems, averaging 10-20 centimeters in length, that bear many small round to oval leaves. The bright green leaves are smooth, thick, fleshy, and flat, averaging 2-3 centimeters in length, and grow in an alternating pattern along the semi-thick, tender light green stems. The plant extends low to the ground, growing in all directions, and in the late spring, small flowers ranging in color from white, purple to blue also appear on the stems. Rau Dang is crisp and succulent with a very bitter, green flavor.
Rau Dang is available year-round in humid, tropical and subtropical climates.