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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.

sap

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 '16 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. – Kyoumimasu Feb 10 '16 at 23:36
  • @J.Musser I updated my post – Kyoumimasu Feb 10 '16 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 '16 at 0:38
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    I also agree, it kinda has a day lily quality to it. – Escoce Feb 11 '16 at 14:26
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Daffodil (Narcissus) - Probably one that's come up blind/not flowered due to lack of nutrients.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_(plant)

OR since October Update

Hesperantha coccinea 'Major'

https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1806

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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 '16 at 4:50
  • But the Leaves are all droopy? I'm not seeing other Daffodil with super long leaves like this :/ – Kyoumimasu Mar 4 '16 at 16:03
  • @J. Musser It bloomed! – Kyoumimasu Oct 3 '16 at 16:19
  • What was it? Daffodil? – J. Musser Oct 3 '16 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. – Srihari Yamanoor Oct 3 '16 at 18:08
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So, This finally bloomed and I had just started using GardenTags. They helped me identify it as Oxblood Lily/Schoolhouse Lily!

Thank you for your help!

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