The Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) belongs to Urticaceae (the Nettle family). It is a perennial herb that is distributed to southwestern Sichuan and western Yunnan in China. This herb grows on shaded moist rocks in forests, at an altitude of 1500-3000 m, and can reach 15-40 cm in height. The stems are greenish to dark brownish, the leaves are green, thick and suborbicular. The flowers come from April to July. The male inflorescence is a cymose panicle, and the female inflorescence shorter. The species name is because the shape of the leaves resembles peperomia. In Chinese name, "鏡面草" (jing mian cao).