California's Rare "Super Bloom" Is Moving North Into The Central Valley

BY Lyndsey Matthews / Apr 9 2017 / 18:13 PM

"I have never seen such a spectacular array of blooms. Ever."

California's Rare "Super Bloom" Is Moving North Into The Central Valley
Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management

California's rare "super bloom" is migrating north into the Central Valley, according to an Instagram photo the Bureau of Land Management posted yesterday. Up until recently, the spectacular display of spring wildflowers has been concentrated further south in California in places like the Anza-Borrego Desert outside of San Diego and Walker Canyon near Los Angeles.

"The super bloom has migrated north to California's Central Valley and the show is simply indescribable at the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis, tidy tips and phacelia, with smaller patches of dozens of other species. Not to be outdone, the Temblor Range is painted with swaths of orange, yellow and purple like something out of a storybook. I have never seen such a spectacular array of blooms. Ever." Carrizo Plain National Monument is one of the best kept secrets in California. Only a few hours from Los Angeles, the Carrizo Plain offers visitors a rare chance to be alone with nature. Some visitors say you can "hear the silence." The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species including several listed as threatened or endangered and is an area culturally important to Native Americans. . Plan your trip today to see wildflowers carpet the valley floor and check out our NEW Snapchat filter while you're there! Be sure to come with a full tank of gas when you visit and call (805) 475-2035 24/7 for updated flowers reports, road conditions and closures. Photo and quote by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management . . . #california #carrizo #trackthebloom #superbloom #wildflower #photography #scenic #nature #visitcalifornia #getoutside #californiagems

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"The show is simply indescribable at the Carrizo Plain National Monument," Bob Wick of the Bureau of Land Management wrote in the caption that accompanied his photo.

The valley's hills are covered in large swaths of purple and yellow flowers, which according to Wick, are "coreopsis, tidy tips and phacelia, with smaller patches of dozens of other species."

"I have never seen such a spectacular array of blooms," Wick said. "Ever."

Carrizo Plain National Monument is one of the best-kept secrets in California thanks to its remote location in the Central Valley, but that's not preventing flower-seekers from making the three-hour drive from Los Angeles to see incredible vistas like these.

Found a few flowers along the way #superbloom #spring

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Here's what those purple and yellow flowers look like a little closer up.

They don't call it a super bloom for nothing.

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If you plan on visiting Carrizo Plain National Monument during the super bloom, be sure to follow the Bureau of Land Management's tip and come with a full tank of gas since the monument is in a remote location without service stations.

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