Fritillaria imperial (Crown Imperial)
These are a great plant in the spring and is probably the largest in most spring gardens. This pic is of a bud coming out of the ground. It is about 8 cm high already. This one is the orange variety. It will bloom in a few weeks and I will post those pics then. It is claimed that they will keep squirrels and other rodents away. My experience on this is it might, but not with much success. This plant always grows incredibly well, however it does not bloom every year. At least from my experience.
These plants come from the same area as tulips and other common spring plants. That being Northern Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.