Birth of a fractal

A fractal is a repeating pattern that displays at different scales. Nature brings science, math, and art together in the fractal flowers of Queen Anne’s lace:


The first umbel …


… gives rise to multiple umbels


a proliferation of umbels


fractal bloom


what the … fractal!

Geek out on fractals here.

Pictures taken June 2014 in Plano, Texas


4 thoughts on “Birth of a fractal

  1. Srikanth

    Just mowed over this in my yard because it’s a weed. One man’s weed is another woman’s fractal!


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