|Cirsium spicatum is a
perennial herb inhabiting dry grasslands in hilly districts; the
stems stand at 1.5-2m in height, with short branches on them.
On-stem leaves are 25-30cm in length, oblong and cleft in pinnate to
halfway, the ends tapering to long points. The prickles are thick,
each 3-10mm in size. Many flower heads appear on spikes and bloom
upwards or diagonally upwards. Involucres are 1.5-1.7cm in width,
and the involucral bracts recurve. Bloom time: August-October.