This is long and semi-waxy, but soft. I was just outside re-potting some other plants and was thinking about pulling some other flowers that had spread and came across this. It's like.. hair. It doesn't hold itself up and really long. It makes like a 'U' shape at the base but the ends are flat.

mystery plant. long

flat on one end, 'u' shape at the base.

Update: Sap is just liquid-y. Not sticky, not a lot comes out unless you squeeze it. The smell is...a mix of fresh cut grass and the smell of when you are scraping out a pumpkin, but it's really subtle. You have to have it close to your nose and breath really deep to smell it. I also took another picture of how long it is compared to my foot. I wear a size 8 and a half in womens and it takes 3 of my feet to come close to the length.



EDIT! So it's is now Oct! And the flowers ha e bloomed but I'm still not sure that they are. They are red and bloom in a cluster. I have a picture of them with my Purple Hearts. I can't upload from my phone right now though.

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    Betcha money it grows from a bulb. Has it flowered? Is there a scent to the leaves when crushed? What is the sap like?
    – J. Musser
    Feb 10, 2016 at 23:32
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    Hasn't flowered that I know of. I just got back to TX about a week ago and I don't remember it before I left. I've been gone about 7 months so it could be anything that a bird may have dropped from the neighborhood. Give me a moment and I'll check and get more pictures.
    – Hush
    Feb 10, 2016 at 23:36
  • @J.Musser I updated my post
    – Hush
    Feb 10, 2016 at 23:52
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    Agree with J Musser, everything about the plants growth habit, leaf shape, and the timing screams of a spring (or in your climate, winter) bulb plant. Given its size I would expect it to flower before March, so if nobody recognizes it before then post pictures of the blooms.
    – GardenerJ
    Feb 11, 2016 at 0:38
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    I also agree, it kinda has a day lily quality to it.
    – Escoce
    Feb 11, 2016 at 14:26

2 Answers 2


So, it finally bloomed a little after me joining the app 'GardenTags'.

They helped me identify it as an Oxblood/Schoolhouse Lily! (Rhodophiala bifida)

Thank you for your time!


Edit to add pic: enter image description here


Daffodil (Narcissus) - Probably one that's come up blind/not flowered due to lack of nutrients.


OR since October Update

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'


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    I thought so too, but they have a gooey sap, unlike what the OP has experienced.... It would make sense, though, sometimes daffodils don't flower consistently in warm climates.
    – J. Musser
    Feb 17, 2016 at 4:50
  • But the Leaves are all droopy? I'm not seeing other Daffodil with super long leaves like this :/
    – Hush
    Mar 4, 2016 at 16:03
  • @J. Musser It bloomed!
    – Hush
    Oct 3, 2016 at 16:19
  • What was it? Daffodil?
    – J. Musser
    Oct 3, 2016 at 16:21
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    Photo of the bloom? If you don't have one, just do a general search for flowering daffodils or flowering blooms and try to see if you can find us the flower. Oct 3, 2016 at 18:08

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