The developmental sequence of flowering events in Hermannia trifurca can be imagined more easily when observing flowers at different stages in their one-sided racemes.
Several floral shades in a pinkish mauve range are present, the flowers droopy on their slightly zigzagged and arching, mostly horizontal racemes. The buds expose corolla parts of a dark shade.
Open flowers retain good colour only briefly, while the old flowers are faded white, not bothering with ostentation once the procreative goals have been achieved; a reaction also known among humans.
The slender, oblong leaves present here do curve, but display nothing of the trifurcal, three-toothed feature (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Manning, 2007; Manning and Goldblatt, 1997; iNaturalist).