Galileo was not wrong when he wrote in The Assayer, “[The universe] is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.” This observation he made through his study of nature and its phenomena.

Nature indeed loves symmetry and order. This symmetry gets worked up, oftentimes, in plants. Defined as fractals in geometrical terms, the patterns in plants as in the photos below are both perplexing and mesmerizing at the same time. Human has been struggling to explain this symmetry for centuries. A lot of ink has been spilled but to little avail.

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#1 Amazon Lily Pad

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#2 Aloe Polyphylla

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#3 Ludwigia Sedioides

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#4 Hoya Pubicalyx

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#5 Flowers Like Jeweled Carpet

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#6 Crassula Buddha's Temple Plant

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#7 Fractal Cabbage

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#8 Romanesco Broccoli

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#9 Nymphalis Antiopa Butterfly

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#10 Sunflower

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#11 Spiraling Succulent

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#12 Succulents

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#13 Aeonium Tabuliforme

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#14 B&W Dahlia

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#15 Gerbera

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#16 Rose From Ariana

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#17 Santan Flower

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#18 Geometric Leave.

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#19 A Bruce, - Following The Sun's Path?

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#20 Fuzzy

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#21 Cindiee

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