Fibonacci Flowers

and other mathematical greens

Recently my father gave me sunflowers for my birthday. They are from a a field so they are irregular. The picture shows the stunning structure inside one of the flowers.
I knew that many flowers grow by the fibunacci senquence. So I looked into it and found an interesting video that explains the mechanism that creates the beautiful spirals in the plant. Not all sunflowers, however, display the full senquence. A certain percentage is off.

So, I took my image and traced the different rypes of spirals that appear. Despite the irregular seeming layout I was absolutely amazed, that the numbers of the spirals in the end actually added up beautifully to the famous secuence that is the fibunacci row.

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