Cirsium candelabrum is one of many new species discovered by Grisebach on his remarkable journey through the Balkan Peninsula in 1839. Described from Scardus (Šar Planina) on the borders of F. Y. R. Makedonija and Kosovo, it is a Balkan species extending to SW Romania in the north and Mt Taigetos in the south, often gregarious along mountain roads. It is a tall, much-branched biennial with small, white capitula.
–IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe –Kik –KK –EAe
Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ absent; East Central Greece ‒ present; Ionian Islands ‒ absent; Kiklades ‒ absent; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ absent; North Aegean islands ‒ present; North Central Greece ‒ present; North Pindos ‒ present; North-East Greece ‒ present; Peloponnisos ‒ present; South Pindos ‒ present; Sterea Ellas ‒ present; West Aegean islands ‒ present)
Agricultural and Ruderal habitats