Flower of Eden

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Garden of Eden 5
Garden of Eden 5 image
Pattern type Garden of Eden
Number of cells 69
Bounding box 11×11
Discovered by Nicolay Beluchenko
Year of discovery 2009

Flower of Eden, otherwise known as the Garden of Eden 5, was the smallest known Garden of Eden, surpassing Garden of Eden 4, which was the smallest known Garden of Eden for five years, until December 2011, until it was surpassed by Garden of Eden 6. It is one of few known Gardens of Eden that is rotationally symmetric, and it was found by Nicolay Beluchenko on September 6, 2009. If left alone by itself it will dissolve into nothing.

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The orphan on which Garden of Eden 5 is based requires 109 cells to specify.