# There are apparently 30723072 ways to draw this flower. But why?

This picture was in my friend’s math book:

Below the picture it says:

There are $3072$ ways to draw this flower, starting from the center of
the petals, without lifting the pen.

I know it’s based on combinatorics, but I don’t know how to show that there are actually $3072$ ways to do this. I’d be glad if someone showed how to show that there are exactly $3072$ ways to draw this flower, starting from the center of the petals, without lifting the pen (assuming that $3072$ is the correct amount).

First you have to draw the petals. There are $4!=24$ ways to choose the order of the petals and $2^4=16$ ways to choose the direction you go around each petal. Then you go down the stem to the leaves. There are $2! \cdot 2^2=8$ ways to draw the leaves. Finally you draw the lower stem. $24 \cdot 16 \cdot 8=3072$