Cirsium candelabrum Griseb.
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.AA. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 324 [Plate 4.3]