Cirsium bitchuense is
a perennial herb in limestone districts' riversides or forest edges.
Stems grow to 1-2m in height, branching well on the upper parts,
with dense vellus hairs. Leaves on stems are with coarse sharp
serrations on the margins. Flowers set themselves on branch tips and
bloom upward; corollas are red-purple, measuring 1.7-1.8cm in
diameter; involucral bracts are significantly sticky. Bloom time: