Hello Adam, This is Urginea maritima, a typical méditerranean bulb. Greetings Lauw de Jager (http://www.bulbargence.com/) South of France - 18 Aug 2009 09:42:20 -0500 Subject: Re: [pbs] Affodil? Not open yet. Best guess at this stage --in bud--an ornithogalum. > > 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." > I have no idea myself, perhaps in the Asphodelaceae family?