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Fibonacci Sequence in Nature and Plants.

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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.

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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:

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Chicken Egg
Spiral Aloe Plant
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Romanesque Broccoli

 

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A closer look at Sunflower

 

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Succulent Plant

 

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Pinecone

Double Fibonacci Daisy

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Nautilus Shell

 

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Flower

 

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Curled Koru Plant

 

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Succulents

 

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Cabbage Fibonacci Sequence

 

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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,

Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com

 

Resources:

http://www.sciencenews.org/article/mathematical-lives-

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/sunflowers-show-complex-fibonacci-sequences

https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards/winning-essays2/2011-winning-essays/the-secret-of-the-fibonacci-sequence-in-trees/

http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6680/Parveen/Fib_nature.htm

http://www.sussexflora.org.uk/resources/articles/fibonacci-series-plants/

https://www.goldennumber.net/plants/

https://www.niftyhomestead.com/blog/fibonacci-sequence-in-nature/

http://www.divinetemplatecreations.com/sacred_geometry/fibonacci.html

https://math.temple.edu/~reich/Fib/fibo.html

Disclaimer: None of the images belong to PlantsandBeyond.

51 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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