I agree with Paul ... as it appears very similar to my Urginea (now Drimia?) maritima, on which I had an early bloom last month. I expect subsequent blooms to pop up over the next few weeks. Ken San Diego Z10-11 --- On Tue, 8/18/09, Crawford Neil <Neil.Crawford@volvo.com> wrote: Hi, A friend in Portugal sent me this beauty, from the woods near Lissabon , does anyone know what it is? (more or less!) He wrote thus: "Strange thing is that is has no leaves. Just sprouts from the soil, about 50-60 cms tall."