Papaver Rhoeas (the common Poppy, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy)
The scarlet poppy's association with death and new life is as old
as agriculture itself. The Assyrians called them 'The daughters
of the field' and for the Romans they were the sacred plant of their
crop goddess Ceres.
Corn poppies probably reached Britain mixed up with the corn seed
of the first Neolithic settlers.
In the late middle ages they were called corn roses and because
of their profusion on Flanders Field in the First World War, they
have come to symbolize Remembrance.