I only received two comments/guesses, and neither of them said to NOT post what they said. So.....
Dickie said : FLOWER BUT DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND
Jean from Prim Crafts said : Looks like it could be a tulip. Maybe an iris.
They are both partially correct. It IS a flower, just not a tulip or an iris. It it what we always called "railroad flowers" because the grew along the railroad tracks in Ohio. They are actually called Tawny or Orange Daylily or the Ditch Daylily. They are wonderful for places that you don't want to hassle with, grow well in poor soil and don't need to be given attention.
Here is the original photo:
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