Its name derives from Latin and literally means "jaws", referring to the similarity of the leaves to ferocious mouths, due to their triangular and compact shape, with many small "teeth" along the edges. The foliage is usually grouped in a rosette and tends to extend, exploiting the available horizontal space rather than the vertical one (they reach only a few centimeters in height). The green-greyish shades, combined with the often lighter marginal teeth, create a very decorative combination, which is accentuated during the flowering period by large inflorescences of the plant. The flowers have yellow, long and thin petals, that surround a characteristic central "button". It is also highly sought after in our latitudes, because it is perfect for decorating small spaces with an exotic touch!