Somniferum is a variety of poppies whose seeds are most often used in culinary activities and baking. The seed oil is also used for a variety of purposes, such as making paints and varnishes. This variety is valued because it produces a lot of seeds. With plants stretching up to four feet, the foliage is bluish-green and resembles lettuce. As a result of its larger size, giganteum poppy is a very valuable seed producer, and its pods are among the most prized for dried flower arrangements.