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Poppy field - Coberley

Poppy field at Coberley

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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.