What kind of flower is this?
Would appreciate any help in identifying this plant. It sprouted a couple of weeks ago in a shady spot under a sweetgum tree in my yard. I've never planted any bulbs or seeds in this spot, nor has anything ever grown there before, so it's a big mystery as to why this flower suddenly sprang up and blossomed.
It's a beautiful color, but strange looking. Notice there's no leaves, not even at the base of the plant. Just a flower on stalk. Any ideas?