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Plumbago coerulea

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A flower of Plumbago coerulea, a creeper used as an ornamental plant. From the point of view of symmetry, this flower has a prismatic (three-dimensional) symmetry; a photograph like this, taken from the right point of view, evokes a dihedral symmetry of type D5.
The image appears in the book Il ritmo delle forme - The rhythm of the shapes.

The image belongs to the sections...:
*5. (D5) (Symmetry)
Other prismal groups (Symmetry)
Flowers (Anthology of images)
Flowers (Symmetry)

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