This Belgian chenille tapestry features a single poppy that is not the Oriental poppy, with its opiate of forgetfulness, but the European field poppy. It signifies remembrance. The seeds can lay dormant for years, sprouting only when the soil is disturbed. They were remarked upon as early as Napoleon√î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©_√î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©__s campaigns, but became a lasting symbol after World War II. This was made legendary in the poem written by Canadian medical officer John McCrae √î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©_√î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©__In Flanders fields the poppies blow√î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©_√î√∏Œ©√î√∏Œ©__.