COLUMN: Poppies are a ‘potent symbol of remembrance’

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Boston Greenscaper Rachel Lauberts takes a look at the Poppy and how it became a symbol of remembrance for those lost in war.

Why has the red poppy become such a potent symbol of our remembrance of war?

Papaver rhoeas whose common names include; corn poppy, field poppy, Flanders poppy and red poppy, is an herbaceous species of annual flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae.

 

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