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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    02/18/2017 - 11:14 am | View Link
  • The 5 Best Places to Spot Spring Wildflowers
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  • 9 Places to See Spring Wildflowers
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  • Texas Wildflower Guide
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