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:

QAL1

The first umbel …

QAL2

… gives rise to multiple umbels

QAL3

a proliferation of umbels

QAL4

fractal bloom

QAL5

what the … fractal!

Geek out on fractals here.

Pictures taken June 2014 in Plano, Texas

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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!

    Reply

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