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An explosion of wildflowers in California's desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a "super bloom".Wildflower seeds that have been dormant for years in the drought-plagued region have sprouted en masse, producing a spectacular display not seen in 20 years. The "super bloom" – mass amounts of desert plants blooming at once – has been concentrated in the 640,000-acre Anza-Borrego State Park.In California, super blooms happen about once a decade in a given area. Wildflower enthusiasts worldwide track the blooms online and arrive for rare sightings like this year's Bigelow's Monkey flower, some of which have grown to 203 millimeters in height.The region received 165 millimeters of rain from December to February, followed by almost two weeks of around 30-degrees Celsius temperatures, setting the conditions for the super bloom. Five years of drought made the seeds ready to pop.
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