Poppies | Silk Flowers
Poppies come in many forms both wild and cultivated, are often red in colour and have delicate, papery, crumpled petals. The flowers naturally range in size from 2cm to 20cm diameter.
Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of their (often) blood-red colour.
Since World War I they have been used as a symbol of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in battle. Poppies were chosen as the emblem because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders.