25 Stunning Photos Of Geometrical Plants For Symmetry Lovers

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You might think of math as long, boring and confusing equations, but the truth is that math is intricately bonded with the beauty of nature. As the late Galileo Galilei wrote in his IL Saggiatore, “[The universe] is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.”

All you have to do is spend some time studying nature to realize just how true this really is. Nature’s creations are some of the most incredible, simply because they are so symmetrical. Take these stunning geometrical plants for instance; each one is a masterpiece of perfection.

For thousands of years, artists, mathematicians and every day people have tried to understand and imitate the seamless geometry created by Mother Nature. During the 4th century, Plato spread the ideology that symmetry found in nature was proof of universal forms. Much later, in 1952, Alan Turing wrote a book detailing how he believed these incredible patterns form throughout nature.

Let your own mind wander as you ponder the existence of naturally perfect symmetry while looking at this amazing collection of geometrical plants.

1. Crassula Buddha’s Temple Plant

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Photo Credit: Grenville

2. Hoya Aldrichii

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Photo Credit: John Tann 

3. Flower Petals Resemble Tons Of Tiny Twin Butterflies

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Photo Credit: Morgan Glines

4. Aloe Polyphylla

Like an intricate staircase made of aloe…

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Photo Credit: namraka

5. Camelia

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Photo Credit: Robbie

6. Romanesco Broccoli Is Delicious, Healthy And Wildly Symmetrical

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Photo Credit: Didier Kobi

7. Bright And Beautiful Dahlia

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Photo Credit: amazon2008

8.Viola Sacculus

This exquisite plant isn’t easy to cultivate but its unique qualities make it well worth the struggle.

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Photo Credit: brcotte2007

9. The Most Perfect Cabbage

Turns out, cabbage isn’t as ‘boring’ as you may have thought…

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Photo Credit: Epochalypse  

10. Intricate Amazon Lily Pad

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Photo Credit: imgkid.com

11. Drosophyllum Lusitancium

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Photo Credit: ramamayoor

12. Spiraling Succulent

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Photo Credit: etsy.com

13. Echinacea

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Photo Credit: jlev

14. The Radiant Symmetry Of A Sunflower

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Photo Credit: Luca Postpischl

15. Pelecyphora Aselliformis

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Photo Credit: Peter Hunter

16. Hoya Kerrii

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Photo Credit: Sandra

17. Thinking Cactus

This cactus looks like a brain, or a web of snakes, either way it’s oddly perfect.

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Photo Credit: gigingir

18. Passiflora Caerulea

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Photo Credit: Charles GRAY

19. Lobelia

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Photo Credit: George F. Mobley

20. Hoya Pubicalyx

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Photo Credit: Botanical Wonderland

21. Supreme Symmetrical Perfection

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Photo Credit: Alper Doruk

22. Pinecone

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Photo Credit: Bokkenpoot

23. Araucaria Araucana

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Photo Credit: András Botond Győry 

24. Monstera Fruit

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Photo Credit: Sarah Goldstein

25. Black And White Dahlia

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Photo Credit: Sarah Taylor

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