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Desert in bloom? Wildflowers could sprout along storm's path


February 4, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts looking for wildflowers in the Mojave Desert this year are likely to encounter the blossoms only along the path of a storm that moved through Las Vegas last month.

Should wildflowers bloom at all in the coming months after a dry fall and winter, experts believe it will occur in a roughly 50-mile-wide (80-kilometer-wide) area, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported .

The swath of land stretching from southern Nevada to Yucca Valley, California, is showing early signs of germination, said Jim Andre, director of the Granite Mountains Desert Research Center...

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