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Symmetry in nature


Patterns in nature are truly the intersection of beauty in form and function. The study of these patterns helped early civilizations to understand the natural world around them. Symmetry can develop as bilateral (sometimes known as mirror symmetry) or radial (sometimes known as rotational), and five- or six-fold.

 

We’ve gathered this collection of some of our favorite examples of how nature surrounds our world in natural beauty. How many of these examples have you seen in your adventures?

 

Fractal cabbage

 

Camelia flower

 

Dahlia flower

 

Romanesco broccoli

 

Aloe polyphylla

 

Crassula Buddha’s Temple Plant