Micranthus junceus, the vleiblommetjie in Afrikaans, presents dense spikes of neatly aligned blue flowers in summer. It grows in sandy places that is moist in winter, from Clanwilliam to Riversdale. The leaves of Micranthus junceus are terete (cylindrical) and hollow. The plant is cormous, a member of the Iridaceae family. It belongs to a genus that comprises three species in the Cape fynbos (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; www.pacificbulbsociety.org).