Euro-Mediterranean area, North Africa, Western Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. In Italy prefers bushes. Cultivated and naturalized worldwide in temperate climate (0-1500 m).
Food and drink, jam, spice, oil, source of vitamin C, herbal tea and juice. Medicinal uses, phytotherapy, homeopathy and cosmetic industry. In ancient folk customs. Ornamental plant and biodiversity.
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