An L-system is a method of constructing a fractal that is also a model for plant growth. L-systems use an axiom as a starting string and iteratively apply a set of parallel string substitution rules to yield one long string that can be used as instructions for drawing the fractal. Many fractals, including Cantor Dust, the Koch Snowflake, and the Peano Curve, can be expressed as an L-system.
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