I think it's a rhizome or a tuber or something. Hopefully a flower. It was buried under a pile of leaves and sticks in the side yard where I haven't planted anything. In the whole time I've lived here, nothing's ever grown in that particular spot except dandelions, and I swear if this is a freakishly large dandelion of some sort I will throw things and say bad words. But I don't really think it's a dandelion, because look at those leaves.
When I pulled up the floor of the side porch a couple of years ago, I found remnants of whatever bush Mrs. Kelly (the wife of the original owner of my house) had planted there. (It had to be Mrs. Kelly, because the porch was built onto the house about 1910 and Mrs. Kelly was still alive then.) Now I'm hoping this thing is that bush, resurrected. Is that even possible? Just in case it is, I planted the thing in one of my gardens.
Does anyone know what this might be?