lily

How the lily blooms

Mar 2011

From a mismatch in growth, a flower blooms

Physicists reveal forces at work in the blossoming of a lily.

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Related Publications

Growth, geometry and mechanics of the blooming lily H-Y. Liang and L. Mahadevan,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 108, 5516-21, 2011. [View PDF] [Download PDF]