Rare Super Bloom Hits South California Again!

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by Madhusree Chatragadda
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Southern California is currently engulfed in what is called a Super Bloom of wildflowers! Read on why.

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What Is It?

A Super Bloom is a rare phenomenon wherein wildflowers in Spring rapidly bloom in large numbers, covering the hills in a riot of colours.

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It is a phenomenon that takes place only once a decade in South California with the last Super Bloom occurring in 2017. But certain weather conditions have made this a reality yet again!

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What’s In It?

Behind this Super Bloom is an amalgamation of ideal weather conditions such as heavy rainfall and a decrease in strong winds that can prove damaging. It has resulted in two Super Blooms in two years! 

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Chia and Mustard flowers are the addition to the bright Orange Poppies of California, a treat for the eyes! What’s more, it’s also visible from Space!

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Credits: BBC

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But due to a large influx of tourists and hikers to The Walker Canyon and Lake Elsinore over the past week, officials have shut down any access to these locations. 

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But you won’t miss out on the fun! Instagram has you covered with these dreamy wildflower landscapes!

 

Also Read: Another Melbourne Lake Turns Pink!

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