Apples and Five-Fold Symmetry

If you’d like to use the photographs I took of five-fold symmetry in apples, they’re right below. I used them to make this illustration for How To Speak Machine:

And a super knowledgeable person commented on my Instagram feed about the following:

“Yes, because apple seeds are dicotyledons (made of two halves, like beans and peanuts) all their geometry is all around the number 5. Monocotyledons (one full seed, not divided) develop in 3 fold geometry. You see it repeated all over the plant, like it’s the physical embodiment of that number, a song being played over and over ❤️ also 3 and 5 are prime numbers and part of the Fibonacci sequence.” —@anaasch on Instagram

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