Growing in circles

Valmar Road (2), London, SE5

The radially symmetrical growth of this plant really grabbed my attention – all those bright red stems growing straight outwards to form a perfect circle of green leaves.

However, despite being amazing, radial symmetry isn’t actually an unusual characteristic for growing things to demonstrate, especially plants.

Animals, on the other hand, are more often bilaterally symmetrical, whilst crossword puzzle grids are rotationally symmetrical.

Some other things that are radially symmetrical:
The gills of a mushroom
Wheels with spokes
Crystal Chandeliers
Loads of flowers, like daisies and passion flowers
Inside a lemon cut width-ways
Rose Windows
Starfish
Snowflakes

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2 Comments

  1. Louise Downham says:

    I love, love, love this photograph!

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