White spider lilies (Hymenocallis caroliniana)
There is a local bog plant which I have dug up and have in my yard that grows native around here (NW Louisiana), seems to not require as much water as it typically does in the wild, blooms in the spring (with foliage present),and smells heavenly. I also have plants dug from my late mother-in-law's lawn that has an identical bloom, but has no fragrance, and blooms in the fall, bare stem (pre-foliage) like the common red spider lilies. I have been unable to identify this plant through much research in books and the net. Can anyone help me? I have photos if that would help, but have much to learn about maximum resolution allowed here. Thanks!