Identification: Please, do you recognize this?

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  1. floraJK

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    On April 15, 2011 I came across this plant while admiring some trillium ovatum that had bloomed in a small area of forest on my rented property. It's growing at the foot of a douglas fir. It has no leaves at its base; I think it's a lily but I have no idea which one.

    I should add that it's about 17" high now and there's also a much shorter one close by that is only about 8" tall but has developed similar flower buds.
     

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  2. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Prosartes.
     
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    Thanks so much to both of you!
    I'll google your suggestions and see if they're a match. I've just about worn a path to that plant watching for it to bloom but it just seems to get taller. If the weather cooperates tomorrow I'll get an updated image of it for you.
     
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    Uvularia not native to western North America.
     
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    I set up a whitewashed board behind the plant today in hopes of giving a better overall image including a shot of the plant's base to show the absence of leaves.
     

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    Thanks Ron.
    I should have realised Uvularia was not a native to Western North America.

    Prosartes it will be.
    Darn these change of names.
    Disporum I know.
    Now I just need to remember the new name!

    Be patient floraJK it will flower.
     
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    Prosartes ( formerly disporum) hookerii; Hooker's fairy bells?
     

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