Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades


Arid, barren, monochromatic, dreary – these are the very first words that cross our mind when we think of deserts. How about blossoming, though?

Oh, but the only thing that blossoms in a desert is a cactus. 

Are you sure?

Let us introduce you to a rare desert phenomenon which seems impossible at first but, after a few seconds, is  extraordinary!

What is it, and how does it happen?

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades
Wikimedia Commons / RightCowLeftCoast

Blooming desert or desert bloom occurs during early to mid spring in deserts that are lucky enough to receive more-than-usual rainfall. Seeds and pollens that were once swept with the wind or brought here by birds, lying dormant or latent in the desert for days and weeks to as long as years, start germinating when they taste rainfall. In the matter of weeks, this unusually high amount of rain causes the desert to bloom.

Which flowers blossom in deserts?

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades
Wikimedia Commons / Jon Sullivan

There isn’t a fixed variety that grows everywhere; it differs from desert to desert. The more barren the place is, the more stunning and rare the blossoming flowers will be. And no two varieties bloom in the same duration – each type takes its own sweet time – first absorbing the moisture, germinating, growing roots and then stemming. 

How often do deserts bloom?

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades
Wikimedia Commons / Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

Not very often is all we can say when it comes to the frequency. Because deserts or incredibly arid areas don’t normally get high rainfall, they bloom once in a decade or two, making this astonishing phenomenon truly rare.

Where should you go to witness this miracle?

Deserts, obviously. But there are certain deserts that are known to bloom more often than others. If you want to witness blossoming deserts for real, here are the places you’d want to consider. 

• The Atacama Desert Of Chile

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades

• South and North of Lima, Peru

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades

• California, USA

Desert In Bloom – A Miraculous Phenomenon That Happens Once In Decades
Wikimedia Commons / Demi Lucas

If you liked reading this, you will love: Not Everyone Can Visit These Underground Psychedelic Salt Mines In Russia


What's Your Reaction?

Cry Cry
0
Cry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Damn Damn
0
Damn
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Like Like
0
Like
Love Love
0
Love
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
Send this to a friend