The flowers of Exomis microphylla var. microphylla grow from leaf axils near stem tips, half-hidden among the leaves. They are minute, yellow in colour and five-pointed in a star-shape, sometimes slightly red on petal tips. The stamens are longer than the petals.
The plant resembles Manochlamys albicans that bears terminal flower spikes (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; Van Wyk and Gericke, 2000; iSpot).