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Spring beauty

Washington, D.C., cherry trees in peak bloom

(Image credit: Deptartment of Interioror)

The gorgeous pink blooms of the cherry trees that dot the National Mall in Washington, D.C., have finally reached peak bloom, officials announced yesterday (April 9).

Peak bloom is reached when 70 percent of the blooms on the Yoshino Cherry trees (there are many different types of cherry trees) have fully opened, according to the website of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The period of peak bloom can last for up to 14 days, the site says.

[Full Story: DC Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom!]

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