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What does math have to do with the sunflower? | by pixelmama
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What does math have to do with the sunflower?

I am fascinated with the Fibonacci sequence pattern not because I love math, but how it describes an amazing variety of phenomena, in not just mathematics but also in science, art and nature.

 

One of the finest examples of the sequence is the pattern in the pistil of a sunflower. It is a work of art; a mathematical marvel!

 

I used to grow the giant variety in my backyard. I wanted to harvest the seeds so I stored them in my garage to dry them out and so the animals wouldn't get to them. Well ... I left my garage door open and the birds & squirrels came right in and helped themselves. What a racket that was! Ha ha ha! :D

 

Happy Monday!

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Taken on July 20, 2017