This flower took over a month to shed its kerchief here in Balsam, NC. There's only one plant on the property like this and it's been here for more than 28 years. There's a stalk that's probably 3 feet tall and then this bud which explodes into the shape you see here. Maybe one of you in the Rain with the extra sensory flower powers of identification can help identify it. Until then, I'm calling it "Ma in Her Kerchief".