Calceolaria, also known as ''pocketbook plant'' and ''lady's purse'' is a quaint little plant. It is shaped like a little purse and, in S's home, was found in two colours: a very vivid yellow, speckled with red and a bright red. It is soft-stemmed and about 6 inches in height. FV's vade mecum says it is a native of Chile and Peru and can grow up to 3 feet in height. My vade mecum says the plant is a native of Mexico and identifies the Himalayan species as calceolaria gracilis.