Where to Use
When you want to evoke the stem and leaf pattern found in many plants as part of the scaling of ornamentation.
Consider using a ‘dog-bone’ structure to represent opposite leaves and their stems. Attach this dog-bone structure to the main stem:
Alternatively, the main stem may be exaggerated in width, leading to a form somewhat reminiscent of a vertebrae:
A modified version of this pattern was used by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Hollyhock House motifs.
This form is supported by: