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.
GR(NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe)
Greece (East Central Greece present; 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)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
Presidential Decree 67/81