Death Valley Is Covered In Flowers

Flowers In Death Valley

Death Valley, one of the driest, hottest regions in the United States, is experiencing an unusually spectacular display of wildflowers after a particularly rainy October. The blooms are some of the best the park has experienced in a decade, according to the National Park Service. Marc Cooper CC by SA 2.0

Even in the most inhospitable places, life finds a way.

Thanks, Jeff Goldblum. In Death Valley, renowned for it’s exceptionally hot and dry weather, flowers are blooming.

They are blooming in such large numbers that some of the park’s rangers are anticipating the possibility of a ‘superbloom’–a once-in-a-decade event that happens when the dry desert receives a decent amount of rain. Wildflower blooms happen every year in the desert, but a deluge in October, followed by brief rain showers have brought these stunning flowers to the desert floor in unusually large numbers.

Not only are some of the flowers blooming in large numbers, this year’s flowers are also “super-sized”. In a wildflower update by the National Park Service, the author noted:

Watch park ranger Alan Van Valkenburg talk about those brief moments when “the valley of death becomes a valley of life”.

To see more gorgeous images of this year’s desert flowers, check out the #Superbloom hashtag on Instagram and Twitter where visitors to Death Valley are sharing images of the flowers.
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Wildflowers in Death Valley