''Papaver rhoeas'' is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae. This poppy, a native of Europe, is notable as an agricultural weed and as a symbol of fallen soldiers.
Specie identified by Bridget Charity Rendall
''P. rhoeas'' sometimes is so abundant in agricultural fields that it may be mistaken for a crop. The only species of Papaveraceae grown as a field crop on a large scale is ''Papaver somniferum'', the opium poppy.