Early spring is the sweetest time of year to see the California deserts painted in a colorful profusion of wildflowers. Here are five desert valleys that bloom in February, March or April each year. 1. Death Valley National Park It seems impossible that the...

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  • Send us a tip on places to see wild flowers in Europe – and win a £200 hotel voucher
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  • Wildflower Hikes
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