I took this picture of a developing flower spike last year in early March. It is an herbaceous perennial that grows in light shade and dry soil. You might get a clue from my plant list, but there are things growing in my garden that are not on the list.
The first person to convince me they have the answer (I can't remember what it is!) will get some virtual applause. Just what you always wanted, right? Thanks for playing along!
~*~For googlers and archive readers, the follow-up: What in the World This Is