Even an Endangered Flower Is Flourishing in California’s Spring Super Bloom

Patches of small purple flowers dot a field of dried grasses off Glendora's Colby Trail in what a local expert is calling a super bloom for the endangered flower.

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Shirley DeBraal
Brodiaea filifolia super bloom in 2017.
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Shirley DeBraal
Brodiaea filifolia, an endangered flower, spotted in the Glendora Foothills during a 2017 superbloom.
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Shirley DeBraal
Croissant said the conditions had to be "just right" for the rare super bloom of the endangered flower.
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Jessica Rice
The tiny purple flowers were spotted among dried grasses off of Colby Trail in Glendora on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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Shirley DeBraal
Brodiaea filifolia, an endangered flower, spotted in the Glendora Foothills during a 2017 superbloom.
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Shirley DeBraal
Brodiaea filifolia, an endangered flower, spotted in the Glendora Foothills during a 2017 superbloom.
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Jessica Rice
Small purple flowers peek out from beneath dried grass in Glendora on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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Shirley DeBraal
Brodiaea filifolia, an endangered flower, spotted in the Glendora Foothills during a 2017 superbloom.
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Jessica Rice
Brodiaea filifolia spotted off Colby Trail in Glendora on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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Jessica Rice
Brodiaea filifolia is Glendora's city flower. The small purple flower was spotted off Colby Trail in Glendora on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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Jessica Rice
After following this path off of Colby Trail, Brodiaea filifolia were found in a field of dried grass on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
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