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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