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Poppies, Verbena And Lilies, Oh My! Deluge Leads To Southwestern 'Super Bloom'

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The "super bloom" at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County. (Courtesy Ranger Steve Bier)
The "super bloom" at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County. (Courtesy Ranger Steve Bier)
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Blink and you might miss the "super bloom" that is blanketing deserts in the southwestern United States.

Heavy winter rains in California have created prime conditions for desert wildflowers. There's arguably no better place to see them than the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, where the evening primrose, desert lily and sand verbena are on full display.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with a park botanist, Larry Hendrickson.

This article was originally published on March 13, 2017.

This segment aired on March 13, 2017.

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