Good call Johnny. Definitely a spider lily. Any idea where the bulbs came from, Jack? Or are squirrels planting seeds in your back yard?
I dunno Mike, it could be
Actually, I have Rain Lilies that sprout up on the lawn periodically, white in early spring, and pink from summer to fall. But they are much smaller. I have been here two years and have never seen one of these spider lilies before. From what I have read, the Red Spider Lily is native to Florida and I have 50 acres of land, most of it wild. I have about 3 acres of manicured lawn and might have been cutting them down at will before they could grow. The Rain Lilies grow up overnight, but I didn't notice this one until recently. As I mentioned, I let a couple of weeks go between mows and this sucker grew to this height within that time. At first I thought it was a piece of tall grass, and then noticed the red "ends" that eventually blossomed into the "fireworks" you see here.
Anyway, I found some more neat flowers today also, along the roadside, that I will post later