Consider once again sunflower 502. The author says its anticlockwise spiral count of 56 "might be interpreted as close to the Fibonacci number 55", in contrast to the clockwise 77 count which is "far from Fibonacci". Nevertheless these two numbers lead to a couple of intriguing sequences. Subtract 56 from 77 and you get the Fibonacci 21. Then subtract 21 from 56 and we get the "close" 35. However these last two numbers, 21 and 35, aren't in the traditional Fibonacci order. Let's swap them round so they are, and get the sequence 0 7 7 14 21 35 56 91 . . . which are of course the ordinary Fibonacci numbers multiplied by 7. Maybe the sunflower's "deviation" was initially one of order leading to a deviation in quantity.

## Sunflower spirals

Consider once again sunflower 502. The author says its anticlockwise spiral count of 56 "might be interpreted as close to the Fibonacci number 55", in contrast to the clockwise 77 count which is "far from Fibonacci". Nevertheless these two numbers lead to a couple of intriguing sequences. Subtract 56 from 77 and you get the Fibonacci 21. Then subtract 21 from 56 and we get the "close" 35. However these last two numbers, 21 and 35, aren't in the traditional Fibonacci order. Let's swap them round so they are, and get the sequence 0 7 7 14 21 35 56 91 . . . which are of course the ordinary Fibonacci numbers multiplied by 7. Maybe the sunflower's "deviation" was initially one of order leading to a deviation in quantity.