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Does anyone know what this plant is called?

It looks tropical-ish to me, but I don't know. Some bromeliad, maybe?

I don't have access to the plant shown in the picture, BTW. I found the picture online, without any other identification info.


EDIT

I found some candidates by scanning results from Google Image Search.

Interestingly enough, none is a bromeliad, or even tropical. In order of similarity (to my eyes) to the picture above:

  1. Veratrum californicum (aka California corn lilies)
    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/false-hellebore-pattern-veratrum-californicum-picture-id131409908

  2. Veratrum viride (aka false hellebore)

  3. Allium tricoccum (aka [wild] leeks)


After some more scanning, I'm inclined to call it some species of Veratrum/corn lily: a local beauty with an exotic look.

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    Not any bromeliad I know of
    – kevinskio
    Feb 21, 2016 at 2:35
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    If it is Allium, you should try to smell cut leaves
    – imrok
    Feb 21, 2016 at 12:12
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    It's definitely not a bromeliad. Yes allium plants will have an distinguished onion scent to them. I think veratrum is your closest guess.
    – Escoce
    Feb 21, 2016 at 16:29
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    @OhmWang: as I wrote in my original message: I don't have access to the plant.
    – kjo
    Feb 21, 2016 at 16:31

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Nice search, it could be also a variety of Dracaena's family

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There is also a plant very similar to Veratrum, Gentiana Maggiore. enter image description here

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    Close on the colour and shape but dracaena do not have the raised ribs in the leaves the first photo seems to show.
    – kevinskio
    Feb 24, 2016 at 15:30

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