Kudos to Lori for her identification of Cycladenia humilis! Encouraged by that, I am posting another stumper.
Found in open desertish environment, east of Ely NV, May 1990. Several knowledgeable persons have failed to come up with any
suggestion. I will not mention my own tentative family associations, as I do not want to maybe falsely predispose people looking at this.
This was the only time and place I had come across this plant.
Did you have a photo? None shows.
FYI, you can preview your message before you post it to see how it will be seen by others. A size estimation of the plant would also be very helpful, as pics can often be deceiving.