Sunflower Explosion in the Nebraska Sandhills

The Sandhills of Nebraska are dressed in drifts of sunflowers this summer.

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The Nebraska Sandhills are ablaze with a splendid display of sunflowers.

Photo by Jo Bass

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An extraordinary explosion of sunflowers has occurred in the Nebraska Sandhills — a mixed-grass prairie region that's designated as a National Natural Landmark — visible for 20 miles along U.S. Highway 2, between Mullen and Thedford (in Hooker and Thomas counties), Nebraska.