Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Poppies, a general symbol of death – 2

In October 2017 we noted that the symbolism of red poppies has extended beyond commemorating, mainly service, people killed in wars, to become a more general symbol of death.

This undertaker’s van, photographed in February 2020 in the Lambeth Cemetery, London Borough of Wandsworth, appears to confirm this extension.

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