Monday, April 24, 2017

Wildflowers Color California Desert

Rain-fed wildflowers have been sprouting from California's desert sands after lying dormant for years. An explosion of wildflowers in California's desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a "super bloom." The last was in 2005.

Spring made an exuberant entrance after an unusually wet winter and consistent rainfall through 2016 after a five-year drought. Much of Southern California teems with flowers, but the 630,000-acre Anza-Borrego State Park is alive with color.