California's desert has become a 'super bloom'

By Elizabeth Keatinge, Buzz60

It's the super bloom!

A colorful array of wildflowers are popping up in California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Why is this such a big deal?

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DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: Desert Sunflowers surround a photographer during a rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park in the Badwater Basin area off Highway 178 March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is covered in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: A Cryptantha unfurls during a rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: Geraea_canescens and Phacelia_crenulata offer a color wash across the desert floor during rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers off Highway 190 in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: Desert Sunflowers reach out to passing motorists traveling along Highway 190 during a rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: Desert sunflowers cover the desert in the Badwater Basin area off Highway 178 in Death Valley National Park. A rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers is taking place in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in a sea of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: The usually barren landscape around the popular Sea Level sign along Hwy 190 in Death Valley National Park is now a little more colorful thanks to a rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America has carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: A pair of visitors tip-toe through a field of Desert Sunflowers during rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
TEHACHAPI, CA - MARCH 4: California poppies bloom near Caliente on March 4, 2016 west of Tehachapi, California. Despite hopes that the major El Nino effect would bring drought-busting rains to southern California, the storms have been missing the region, delivering only half the rain of a normal year. After a brief period of heavy rain in January, Southern California experienced one of the hottest Februarys ever recorded, prompting early scenic wildflower blooms in several desert and foothill regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DEATH VALLEY, CA., MARCH 4: Notchleaf Phacelia growing between the crevices of rocks along Highway 190, dazzle motorists during a rare 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park March 4, 2016. The hottest, driest, lowest place in North America is carpeted in carpets of gold and patches of purple, attracting tourists from all over the world (Photo by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
TEHACHAPI, CA - MARCH 4: Wildflowers bloom among oak trees near California State Route 223 on March 4, 2016 west of Tehachapi, California. Despite hopes that the major El Nino effect would bring drought-busting rains to southern California, the storms have been missing the region, delivering only half the rain of a normal year. After a brief period of heavy rain in January, Southern California experienced one of the hottest Februarys ever recorded, prompting early scenic wildflower blooms in several desert and foothill regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
TEHACHAPI, CA - MARCH 4: California poppies bloom near Caliente on March 4, 2016 west of Tehachapi, California. Despite hopes that the major El Nino effect would bring drought-busting rains to southern California, the storms have been missing the region, delivering only half the rain of a normal year. After a brief period of heavy rain in January, Southern California experienced one of the hottest Februarys ever recorded, prompting early scenic wildflower blooms in several desert and foothill regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
TEHACHAPI, CA - MARCH 4: Wildflowers bloom among oak trees near California State Route 223 on March 4, 2016 west of Tehachapi, California. Despite hopes that the major El Nino effect would bring drought-busting rains to southern California, the storms have been missing the region, delivering only half the rain of a normal year. After a brief period of heavy rain in January, Southern California experienced one of the hottest Februarys ever recorded, prompting early scenic wildflower blooms in several desert and foothill regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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It hasn't happened in 12 years.

The Anza Borrego Desert National History Association is posting updates like these showing the purple verbenas, desert dandelions, brown-eyed primroses,desert sunflowers, and evening primroses.

But if you want to check it out, you will have to hurry up.

State park representatives say the bloom may not last long due to winds and caterpillars in the area.

It will probably just last a week or so.

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