The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat’s Perspective

Satellite image showing wildflower blooming in California.

Detailed Description

After 5 years of drought, California finally got relief during the winter of 2016–2017 with much needed precipitation. One result of this additional moisture was a springtime abundance of wildflowers.

There were many places to see this wildflower “superbloom” in southern California. This pair of images from Landsat 8 offers an example of a large area of massive wildflower displays just north of Los Padres National Forest.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: 35.073884000000 / -119.751169000000

Location Taken: CA, US