Symmetry and Sunflowers

Sunflowers are my favorite flowers ever since I was a little. I just always thought that they were the advanced versions of daisies I drew way back in elementary school (huhu tanda ko na.) 

Anyway, who knew I could apply this week’s topic to one of the most popular flowers in UP?


Sunflowers boast radial symmetry and a numerical symmetry known as a Fibonacci sequence. If you guys have the time (and energy), count the seed spirals in a sunflower and the amount of spirals add up to a Fibonacci number. Yay! :))