(Corn Poppy, Flanders Field Poppy, Shirley Poppy)
One of the most beautiful of all meadow wildflowers, the corn or Flanders poppy brings to mind European fields filled with red poppies gently waving in the wind. The deepest orange-red, papery blossoms appear from early to midsummer for only a short time as the plants are true annuals that quickly die after blooming and setting seed. This delicate poppy is native across Eurasia and in the far northern regions of Africa. It is a symbol of war remembrance in most English-speaking countries, made famous...
(American Legion Field Poppy, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy)
More than willing to sprout up across the landscape, American Legion field poppy boasts vibrant scarlet, papery-petaled blossoms across the warmth of summer. A clumping annual with tall, branching stems, it is native across Eurasia and extreme northern Africa. It is the floral emblem of the American veteran's association "The American Legion". Field poppy made famous by the poetic World World I line, "In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow, among the crosses row on row." It is the traditional lapel...