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Best Places to See Spring Flowers: Photos

Check out these worldwide spots to view colorful blooms.

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Spring is almost upon us, and that means an opportunity to see flowering plants turn into a sea of color. From manicured gardens to fields full of wildflowers, here are some spots around the globe for admiring the blooms.  Above, the Sonora Desert, which covers parts of Arizona and California, is home to more than 2,000 planet species, from cactus to various wildflowers.

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Keukenhof, located in the Netherlands, is known as "The Garden of Europe." It's one of the world's largest flower gardens, and approximately 7 million bulbs are planted there annually.

Daffodil Way in Dymock, Gloucestershire in the UK, is a popular hiking route because of the flowers along it.  

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The city of Borujerd in western Iran is known mostly for its historic architecture. But it also has beautiful fields of flowers.

In the spring, Washington D.C. has become the place to admire cherry blossoms. The first trees were imported from Japan in the early 1900s. A few of the originals still remain.

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This field of wildflowers is from the hills of the Canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.

This photo depicts the canola fields in Luoping County in the province of Yunnan in far southwestern China. The plant that produces the ingredient for cooking oil and margarine also has brilliant yellow flowers.

Namaqualand, an arid region that spans South Africa and Namibia, is a place to see multicolored fields of daisies and other wildflowers. The Southern Hemisphere's spring occurs during the fall in the United States.

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