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Meadow of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)  by Elaine123

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Meadow of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) by 

The florets within the sunflower’s cluster are arranged in a spiral pattern. Typically each floret is oriented toward the next by approximately the golden angle, 137.5°, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci numbers. Typically, there are 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other; on a very large sunflower there could be 89 in one direction and 144 in the other. This pattern produces the most efficient packing of seeds within the flower head


black oil, giant primrose, helianthus annuus, hybrid, lemon, meadow, ring of fire, seed, sunflower, yellow


  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    Bootiful. x

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

    wow thank you Nick that was quick xx

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 4 years ago

    Elaine, magical photography!!! Gorgeous sunflowers!! And love your very informative narrative!! :)))

  • Thank you Vicki for your lovely kind comment

    – Elaine123

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Really lovely shot Elain- magic focus!

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 4 years ago

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