Can you give me a fibonacci sequence in nature
The Fibonacci sequence in nature
Observing the geometry of plants, flowers or fruit, it is easy to recognize the presence of recurrent structures and forms. The Fibonacci sequence, for example, plays a vital role in phyllotaxis, which studies the arrangement of leaves, branches, flowers or seeds in plants, with the main aim of highlighting the existence of regular patterns. The various arrangements of natural elements follow surprising mathematical regularities: D’arcy Thompson observed that the plant kingdom has a curious preference for particular numbers and for certain spiral geometries, and that these numbers and geometries are closely related.
We can easily find the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence in the spirals formed by individual flowers in the composite inflorescences of daisies, sunflowers, cauliflowers and broccoli.
In the sunflower, individual flowers are arranged along curved lines which rotate clockwise and counterclockwise. Credits: The Fibonacci sequence in phyllotaxis – Laura Resta (Degree Thesis in biomathematics)