The Fibonacci number sequence is found in many flowers that we planted. One of the types of flowers is the coneflower. The Fibonacci sequence is found in the seeds in the middle spiral of the flowers. Each plant has three leaves. The leaves have three to five visible veins. The pattern goes in a spiral shaped formation. So if you add up all of the tiny seeds you would get 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89, and it keeps going. ~Masden's Group
resources used: www.minnesotawildflowers.info,http://thehealthyplanet.com,http://www.softschools.com,http://www.santarosa.edu
Cool Cosmos Club's Plant Research (CCC)
Fibonacci numbers are found in nature, commonly in flowers. On most cosmos flowers, the number of petals are normally eight. Eight is one of the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence. Cosmos flowers are found in the family of Asteraceae. Other flowers in the family include asters and daisies. Asters commonly have thirty-four petals. Daisies have twenty-one petals. Cosmos is a Herbaceous plant meaning the tops of the plant will die down during the winter months, but the roots will remain alive and re-sprout stems and foliage the following spring. We planted these seeds in our terrarium project. In the winter, they will die away but the roots will stay alive and will re-sprout the stem and foliage in the spring. We can’t wait to see if our cosmos have the Fibonacci sequence in it, and we can’t wait to see if they die away and re-sprout on the spring at the Pete Dye site.
Have you ever heard of Black Eyed Susan's? Well, a Black Eyed Susan is a seed and when it becomes a flower it has 13 petals. Since the flower has 13 petals, it is part of the Fibonacci Sequence. The flower can be yellow, orange, red, and has a dark brown or black center. We planted these seeds at the Dye Course.
We will be talking about coreopsis. This plant has 8 petals. That means we do have a plant that is in the Fibonacci Sequence.
The scarlet Flax has has a number in the the Fibonacci Sequence. . It has five stamens in the center of the 5 petals.
The Baby’s Breath is a flower we’ve been researching that uses the Fibonacci Sequence. The flower has five petals and five is a Fibonacci number.
As you can see, we have identified the Fibonacci Patterns in flowering plants that we have recently planted. We can not wait to see if we can identify other examples of math in nature!