The poppy worn on Remembrance Day is the red-corn poppy, which grows abundantly in Europe, including Flanders Fields. 'In Flanders Fields' is a poem, written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915, and was written about one of the only plants that grew on the battlefield. The corn poppy thrives in disturbed soil, which was abundant on the battlefield due to intensive shelling. During the few weeks the plant blossomed, the battlefield was coloured blood red.
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