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 outside of San Diego and near Los Angeles.
"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."
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.
Here's what those purple and yellow flowers look like a little closer up.
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. Call (805) 475-2035 for updated flower reports.