Repeating Patterns
in an Ecuadorian Rainforest

The very nature of patterns is to repeat, and they can be found everywhere, especially in a rainforest. Patterns serve a vital purpose in the natural world. Branching is a part of this patterning where one leaf vein flows into ever smaller veins; the overall shape of which reflects the plant's need to find light, to radiate heat, and to withstand the forces of wind or rain. These patterns also can help the plant to capture and contain rainwater.







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