It's a rare site to see but millions of Joshua Trees are in bloom in the Mojave Desert.
The Yucca brevifolia plants were given the name Joshua Tree Mormon by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century.
Ecologists think the blooms are the result of years of drought-like conditions.
The blooms won't last very long so those who want to see them need to visit Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California quickly.
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