DebbieC said:Could it be a clump of Eucomis- Pineapple Lily? Although, if it spent the winter outdoors in Illinois I doubt they would survive.
Ding ding ding!!!
Oh my gosh! I think you hit the nail
on the head. I completely forgot we had a pineapple lily last July from a funeral arrangement in our home. Roomie did not want it outside for sentimental reasons. It ended up staying indoors until February'ish. Under his care indoors it eventually shriveled. I thought he most liked killed it & threw it outdoors to deal with later. I forgot I repotted it for him. Wow! the root/bulb structure on it is huge!
I can't believe you guessed it from that photo. I'm amazed. Thank you so much!