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Fibonacci Sequence in Nature and Plants.


The Fibonacci sequence appears in the smallest, to the largest objects in nature. It is a way for information to flow in a very efficient manner.


The actual Fibonacci sequence is this series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. Simply put, the next number in the sequence is formed by adding up the previous 2 numbers. (0 + 1 = 1, 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 1 = 3, and so on.)

The Fibonacci sequence is named after Leonardo of Pisa, who was known as Fibonacci. Though Fibonacci first introduced the sequence to the western world in 1202, it had been noted by Indian mathematicians as early as the sixth century.

The Fibonacci defines how the density of branches increases up a tree trunk, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, and how a pine cone’s scales are arranged. Yet you will not see the Fibonacci everywhere, as nature has many different methods and shades of survival.

Strangely enough, my aversion to math could have been cured by introducing this mouth opening concept in my early middle school years. Plants equal unity in Universe…  Everything in the universe follows the exact same geometric pattern, over and over and over again. After researching this phenomenon, a small spark of mathematical appreciation is ignited again 🙂

Recently my family and friends went to one of those fun secret places, called Escape Rooms, where guests require to solve puzzles to get out of the locked rooms victoriously. There was no hope for me personally getting out of there, if not for my husband solving all the mysterious plots. The very last prompt for the door to be opened asked us to solve the Fibonacci sequence code. My husband laughed he should have paid more attention to this in college while he was the only one solving the sequence. In the end, we lost on time and were trapped until the place owner got us out. That was the first time I encountered the FS concept. Now, witnessing it in nature, my perception of the world is magnified to new proportions.

Here are some examples of sacred nature:

fibonacci in nature
Chicken Egg
Spiral Aloe Plant
fibronacci in nature
Romanesque Broccoli


A closer look at Sunflower


Succulent Plant


fibonacci in nature


Double Fibonacci Daisy

fibronacci in nature

Nautilus Shell




fibonacci in nature
Curled Koru Plant





Cabbage Fibonacci Sequence


fibronacci universe
Hurricane Iren system in the shape of Fibonacci moves with limited losses. Hurricane Irene.


Fibonacci series in the petals of a flower
Many Flowers resemble a very close Fibonacci sequence

Intriguing and fascinating evidence of Universal Unity. It seems that the “awe” around is silent and consistent and is unaltered by today’s drama.

Wishing you a smooth flowing memorable day,













Disclaimer: None of the images belong to PlantsandBeyond.

64 thoughts on “Fibonacci Sequence in Nature and Plants.

  1. I’m a nerd, so I already knew about Fibonacci sequences, but I never tire of seeing examples in nature. And I didn’t know about the curve of the chicken egg fitting it! So something new for me too!

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  2. I am sorry to hear that uninspiring instruction in the middle grades created in you an aversion toward math. As a former math teacher I enjoyed reading your post on the Fibonacci sequence and viewing the amazing photos. I am glad that your interest in math was rekindled by exploring the FS. Math is not just the study of numbers, but is also an invitation to explore patterns, shapes, and geometric entities, which all can be found in nature and in the entire universe. I am seeking your permission to reblog your amazing post.

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    1. OMG, it will be an honor! Coming from the Math teacher? I only wish to meet you earlier 🙂 Please do reblog, that will definitely ignite my further desire to learn. My case in the middle school, let’s say discrimination, more like it, is etched forever in my mind, but I certainly is in awe of people who do understand the math patterns. Thank you for your inspiring comment, Peter.

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  3. Ha, this is a subject very dear to me. Indeed, we find notions of mathematics in abundance in nature. It had long been noticed that the numbers in Fibonacci sequence were important in nature, but it is only recently that we understand why. This is particularly a question of efficiency in the process of plant growth. This one is connected to another famous number, the number of gold, itself closely related to the spiral form of certain shells. In the case of sunflower, pineapple and pine cone, the correspondence with Fibonacci numbers is very accurate, while in the case of the number of flower petals, it is rather revealed on average; and in some cases the number is doubled because the petals are arranged in two rows. Sorry, I got carried away! This is one of the reasons why I love math.

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      1. Haha… Thanks Luda but I am not really. I have the privilege in my job of interviewing the researchers who hold the knowledge and reveal the results of their studies to me. My job is simply to make the information accessible. The bonus is that I get paid to do it. 😀

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  4. I have never been that good with numbers and math, but I love fractal art and am fascinated by all the fractals that appear in nature. Random-looking things are actually very organized. One of my philosophy teachers said, “God is number.”

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