After an unusually wet winter, California is in the midst of a rare "super bloom" — with fields of wildflowers springing up across hills and deserts.
What are typically dry, brown landscapes have become riots of color.
Here's a look at the Los Padres National Forest before and after the bloom using Planet's satellite imagery.
And here's the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
In most low-lying areas, the bloom has already peaked — and hotter temperatures mean remaining flowers won't last long. At higher elevations, wildflowers are still expected to be spotted through May.
Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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