Thistle, Cirsium creticum?

Thistle, Cirsium creticum?

Observation - Thistle, Cirsium creticum? - Global. Description: Found on Omalos Plateau (alt. circa 1000m) near a temporary pond (about 50 m away). Cirsium creticum grows on wet ground. The ground where the plant I observed grew wasn't obviously wet but it was very stony, and there could have been water close below

Found on Omalos Plateau (alt. circa 1000m) near a temporary pond (about 50 m away). Cirsium creticum grows on wet ground. The ground where the plant I observed grew wasn't obviously wet but it was very stony, and there could have been water close below the surface, given the proximity of the pond.

If my ID is correct, could it be subsp. dictaeum, given the altitude? Fielding and Turland place it in the Dikti mountains, but maybe it's also found in the White Mountains.