Logarithmic Spirals from the Garden

www.lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com:2013:10:logarithmic-spirals-from-garden.htmlFor lunch today.

“…Romanesco broccoli resembles a cauliflower, but is of a light green colour … with the branched meristems making a logarithmic spiral. In this sense the broccoli’s shape approximates a natural fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. This self-similar pattern continues at several smaller levels.

The vegetable is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and carotenoids.… The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci number….”


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