Also known as the field poppy, this scarlet pink flower with its silken petals often makes a splendid sight when it forms large, bright carpets, inspiring many painters at harvest time.
Its French name "coquelicot" (poppy) comes from the cock's crest, which its flower reminds us of. Its fragile silhouette, swaying in the wind, symbolises ephemeral ardour, lightness and grace.
The colour of the flowers will change naturally over time, which is what makes real herbaria so charming and poetic.
For optimal conservation of your herbarium, avoid direct contact with UV rays and display your frame in a room protected from humidity.