Fibonacci In Flowers By:Allie d, Alaina S, Brooke B.

Basic Knowledge

-The Fibonacci numbers are Nature's numbering system.

-Part of the Fibonacci Sequence is 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21

-It's the sum of the two numbers before it, make the next number in the sequence.

-They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the spikes of a pine cone, or the scales of a pineapple.

-The Fibonacci numbers can be applied to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.

Why?

-Plants don’t know about the sequence, but they grow in the most efficient ways which happen to be in the pattern of the sequence.

-Many plants show the Fibonacci numbers in the arrangement of the leaves around the stem.

The leaf arrangement, also known as phyllotaxis, is how leaves grow maximizing the space and while getting an average amount of sunlight the leaves are in a staggered spiral.

Examples

The Fibonacci swirl is visible in a rose, and also the number of petals it has follows the Fibonacci sequence.
This flower follows the Fibonacci spiral.
The number of leaves follows the Fibonacci sequence.

Conclusion

- Fibonacci is found in flowers because the most common amount of petals follow the Fibonacci sequence.

- The leaves of the flowers follow the sequence of Fibonacci because they grow in the most efficient ways to get sunlight.

Connections

-Fibonacci can also be found in many other things in nature such as, shells, trees, feathers, pinecones, and art.

-We can make connections to Fibonacci everyday by either looking at art that might contain a sequence, or by going out in nature and looking at a tree.

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