Geometric "floral" configurations
With an increase in size, configurations of points and lines in the plane usually become complicated and hard to analyze. The "floral'' configurations we are introducing here represent a new type that makes accessible and visually intelligible even configurations of considerable size. This is achieved by combining a large degree of symmetry with a hierarchical construction. Depending on the details of the interdependence of these aspects, there are several subtypes that are described and investigated.