Corn poppy, also known as the Flanders poppy or the red poppy, is an annual flowering plant that is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa but is widely grown in gardens throughout the world.
The plant typically grows to a height of around 2-3 feet and produces showy, bright-red flowers that measure approximately 2-4 inches in diameter. The flowers have four petals and a distinctive black spot at each petal's base, giving them a unique appearance.
The corn poppy is a symbol of remembrance for soldiers who have died in conflicts, particularly in the First and Second World Wars. This is because the flowers were among the first to grow on the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War and were immortalized in the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by a Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.