Sprawling, weak-stemmed herb, often from a stout woody root; stems and leaves villous to hispidulous. Leaves trifoliolate; stipules often cordate at lower edge, ca 4 mm long; petioles 1-5 cm long; leaflets rounded, elliptic or oblong, usually emarginate to rounded at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, sparsely strigose above, more densely so below, the terminal leaflet 0.8-3.5 cm long, 0.8-2.5 cm wide, the lateral leaflets slightly smaller. Racemes terminal, slender; pedicels 5-10 mm long; flowers few, bluish or whitish, 3-4 mm long; calyx deeply divided, ca 3 mm long; stamens didynamous, shorter than style; filaments fused to near apex; style sharply turned inward. Loments turgid, mostly 2.5-3 cm long and 1.5 mm wide, lobed along both margins, densely uncinate-puberulent, very sticky; segments 5-7, separating easily, oblong, ca 5 mm long. Croat 6923, 15580. Occasional in open areas of the Laboratory Clearing. Flowers and fruits mainly from January to March (sometimes from December to April). This is a variable species in terms of vegetative characters. Though superficially similar to D. adscendens, it may be distinguished by its generally uncinate pubescence, its broad, ovate-cordate stipules, and (when the fruit is mature) its very distinctive, oblong articles.