It will take years for humans recover from the wildfires that swept through California in 2018, but nature is much more resilient. In fact, the wildfires are a key factor in a beautiful phenomenon in the spring: a super bloom of wildflowers. "It's a miracle of nature," Pepperdine University biology professor Stephen Davis told Curbed. "We call it the rejuvenation of the chaparral." What makes a super bloom so super? A super bloom, as its name implies, is an incredibly productive wildflower season. Poppies, popcorn flowers, purple lupins and others create an explosion of color in what are typically desert landscapes.

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