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Plants of Remembrance – 6. White chrysanthemum

Cross marking the War Widows’ Association of Great Britain plot in the Field of Remembrance, Westminster Abbey, London.

Founded in 1971 the Association is primarily concerned with improving the lives of war widows and their dependents.  On the day before Remembrance Sunday they lay a wreath of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) signifying the remembrance, red poppies and white chrysanthemums (Dendranthema cv.) on the Cenotaph in Whitehall.  The white chrysanthemum was chosen for the Association’s emblem because it was easily available in November.

Photographed 10 November 2019.

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