|Etymology||Genus||An ancient name used by Pliny possibly for the Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus|
|Species||Leaf with three leaflets|
|Synonyms||Poinciana regia Hook.|
|Common Names||Hand of Mary|
|Native Distribution||Temperate and tropical Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands|
Vitex trifolia is a shrub commonly seen cultivated in gardens and occasionally growing wild. It can be identified from its trifoliate leaves, with their leaflets sessile (except for the mid leaflet which has a hardly noticeable stalk). The colour of the leaves ais smokey green on top, and white underneath.
Shrubby form of the Hand of Mary.
Trifoliate and oppositely arranged leaves.