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An array of 'superbloom' flowers are in bloom but won't last long

‘Bloomerang’ Lilacs Bloom From Spring Until Fall
Posted at 6:17 PM, Apr 15, 2023

Spring has sprung, and the flowers are in full bloom at the Lake Mead Recreational area at the Alan Bible Visitor Center.

There’s a plant walk, big array of flowers and cacti all around the visitor center right now in April.

Unfortunately, they won’t last very long. It's almost like they are here today, and gone tomorrow as hot temperatures are right around the corner.

Park ranger, Mike Theune, said thousands of people from all over the world come just for the photogenic moment with the new blooms.

He says the most common are yellow flowers which are a type of sunflower called Brittlebush.

An assortment of small orange flowers can be seen at the visitor center called the Globe Mallow. Also, the beautiful purple blooms are the Desert Sage, which Theune says has a kind of mint scent when it rains.

He says if flowers are your thing, come see them at Lake Mead before they're gone.

"So, it's really awesome right now. This time of year, there's tons of wildflowers blooming at the Lake Mead Recreation Area. In fact, the recreation area is home to over 900 different species of plants. Twenty-four of them rare or threatened," said Theune.

He says they have not seen some of the flowers in the last couple of years because of the lack of rain. If we have cooler nights and sudden cold spells, these beauties may have a chance to last a little longer.

However, no matter what kind adventures blooms for you, Theune says make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen if you're headed out to the lake this weekend.