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The California Desert Is Experiencing A Rare "Super Bloom" Of Wildflowers After Heavy Rain

A massive bloom of wildflowers in the normally barren desert is unlike anything seen in the region in nearly 20 years.

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A rare "super bloom" of wildflowers is happening right now in the Southern California desert and its said to be unlike anything seen in the area in nearly 20 years.

The flowers at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and surrounding deserts have bloomed after an onslaught of rain in recent months, following years of extreme drought in the region.


"Probably close to 6 inches of rain came in the last three months," Jim Dice, who is the Reserve Manager at the Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, told BuzzFeed News.


Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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