Leaf Patterns – Beautifully Designed Art

Leaf patterns are beautifully designed art and nature. We show the most beautiful leaf patterns and leaf designs with their names.

Leaf patterns look like flowers, and are just as beautiful. The symmetry is amazing.**

Leaf patterns have been created with many different plants such as sunflowers, artichokes, oak leaves and dahlias. The designs that can be created with a plant are only limited by the imagination. Some leaf patterns use more than one plant to create the design, while others are done using only one plant.

Beautiful leaf pattern art makes great gifts for those who appreciate nature and art in equal measure.**

The leaf patterns on the flowers of sunflowers are beautiful. The seeds of the sunflower also have striking patterns.

There is a connection between the patterns on the leaves and the patterns on the seeds. It is obvious to me that someone intended these patterns – nature doesn’t act that way. Someone had a purpose in mind when making them, but I’m not sure what that was.

Trying to understand them, I made my own art with sunflower seeds and leaves using colored pencils. The result is shown below, with a picture of one of the flowers for comparison.

The patterns that emerge in the leaves of many plants, such as sunflowers, are beautiful and fascinating, but also scientifically important. This website is devoted to examining these leaf patterns, and finding out how they emerge.

Here you can find a gallery of the best examples I have been able to find, as well as an introduction to some of the science of leaf patterning, and some of its applications.

I am an artist and illustrator, who is currently working on a series of sunflower paintings. Although I have been drawing since I was a child, I decided to take it more seriously in 2004, when I went back to college. My degree is in Fine Art (Painting) and since graduating I have become a full-time artist, specialising in botanical art.

Trying to get in touch with the picturesque world of sunflowers this summer, I’ve spent many hours in the garden, playing with various reflections, shadows and light effects. Although they are probably my favourite flower at the moment, they certainly weren’t the first thing I drew and painted!

They’re quite challenging to work with – you really have to keep checking back and looking from different angles as some of their patterns are only visible from certain viewpoints.

The sunflower is a beautiful plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Its name comes from Greek words meaning “to turn towards the sun” and it’s easy to see why. The flower grows in such a way that its head always faces the sun, allowing the plant to absorb as much sunlight as possible.


The sunflowers are a group of plants in the genus Helianthus. The first species to be scientifically named was Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower. Its center disk florets are surrounded by numerous ray florets. The fruit is a rounded and swollen achene.

The common sunflower is an annual wildflower native to North America, Europe and Asia. It is a very familiar plant in fields and on roadsides, since it is often used as a “filler” crop. The common sunflower is now globally distributed, but it did not originate in the place it is most commonly found today.

It was originally native to the eastern Mediterranean and central Asia, with centers of diversity in the Russian steppes and the Caucasus Mountains. Sunflowers are usually annual plants that grow to a height of between one and three meters (3-10 feet), with broad, coarsely-toothed leaves and large yellow flower heads containing many disk flowers surrounding a central brown or blackish core containing up to 1800 seeds (1 gram).

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