D trifoliata is scrambling glabrous plant seen in commonly in mangrove habitat areas of India. I encountered this plant at a place called Chorao in Goa. Leaves are arranged alternatively. The pinnate leafs are highly variable and generally seen with 3-5 leaflets. The leaves are ovate-elliptic in shape with acuminate tip and a rounded base. The inflorescence is seen in racemes extending to about 8-15 cm. Flowers are white in color and are typically pea shaped. The pod is in broadly oblong to orbicular in shape and bears a single seed. Traditionally the plant is used as fish poison to stun fish. It is a larval host plant for butterfly-Common Awl.