All species of poppies are attractive and most are cultivated as ornamental plants. A few species have other uses, principally as sources of drugs and foods. The opium poppy, (Papaver somniferum) is so widely used, for both drugs and food, that its world production is monitored by international agencies. It is grown for opium and opiates obtained from it, poppy seed for use in cooking and baking, poppyseed oil for both culinary and other uses, and as an ornamental garden plant. These were growing along a local road by me in Rockaway, NJ.