Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pic Today 9/4/10




THE SYMMETRY
OF PLANTS

Almost all plants and organisms
have geometric symmetry, with flowers
exhibiting radial symmetry --
roughly identical petals or stamens
radiating at regular intervals around a center.

Two interesting facts:

1) Flowers have a "symmetry of 5"
more frequently than any other form.
(Petals, stamens, seeds - mostly in fives.)

2) Only very few flowers are asymmetrical.
(No symmetry is the exception.)

Radial symmetry is evident throughout the garden --
the beautiful mosaic water plant,
the bottom of every pine cone,
inside every apple.


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