Native plant of the whole Mediterranean region, perennial, non-hibernating dill. It grows drooping or sprawling and produces fleshy oval leaves.
It can reach a height of 30 to 90 cm. Sandy chalky soil is favourable and it prefers a warm sunny spot. It is a modest plant, requiring little water and nutrients. In autumn it requires cutting back.
It can be propagated by cuttings and harvested from May to October. Flower buds should be harvested early in the summer and fruits, leaves and roots in the autumn.
It has a wide range of medicinal uses, as it is also known to have diuretic and expectorant effects. The bark of the root is recommended for rheumatic complaints when boiled.