Moraea regalis, sometimes called the regal uintjie, is a slender, cormous perennial reaching about 30 cm in height. Only one, narrow leaf is produced annually with the above-ground, blue-flowering parts.
The species distribution is restricted to a hill close to the Swartberg Mountains and De Rust in the Western Cape.
The habitat is southern slopes in fynbos veld dominated by sandolien or Dodonaea viscosa, the plants growing in rocky, sandy soil. The species is considered to be critically endangered in its habitat early in the twenty first century, due to overgrazing and the collection of firewood (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; iNaturalist; https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org; http://redlist.sanbi.org).