A Love of Romanesco

I was pretty excited to discover that my local Aldi had Romanesco cauliflower’s for sale – from Nottinghamshire no less.  

    
 
Above are some pictures at various levels of zoom. 

I really like looking at Romanesco cauliflower as it is possibly the closest approximation in nature to a mathematical fractal. Because of nature’s many approximations to fractals, fractal growth is incredibly important in computer games to create life-like environments. 

If you are interested in coding a simple fractal check out my old post on Barnsley’s Fern

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