Mathematical Broccoli

 

 

Magical

This amazing Romanesco Broccoli was grown by the daughter of a friend…

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Fibonacci

Each little cone is made of tiny cones of florets all arranged in a Fibonacci sequence (each number is the sum of the two preceding ones – Click here for the wiki page about this). Apparently all cauliflower and broccoli and many other plants and flowers grow in this fractal manner, but it is particularly visible in this species!

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Awed

It is said to taste like cauliflower, but we don’t know if we can bear to eat such a magical mathematical vegetable!

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9 thoughts on “Mathematical Broccoli

  1. I have grown a lot of broccoli but NEVER have i seen anything like this. How amazing!! And I am with you on cooking it….so pretty and so magical! Thank you for sharing this wonderful plant with us.

  2. It is an amazing broccoli.I think it is so cool that one can see the Fibonacci pattern working so clearly in numerous forms within Nature. It’s a precious gift to us to see such patterns so clearly.

  3. Absolutely fascinating! I have always been intrigued by fractals. My favorite ” The Mandelbrot Set” Who know that broccoli was so magical.
    Love this story…thank you.

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