They're tired of their summer wardrobe and feel like a change?
Inside a leaf there are millions of little packages of color in green, yellow and orange.
•The green packages are called chlorophyll
•The yellow packages are called xanthophylls
•The orange packages are called carotene
Leaves get their green color from chlorophyll. Fall's shorter days and cooler temperatures cause the chlorophyll to move from the leaves to the branches, trunk and roots, and the yellow and orange pigments that are always present become visible. It’s as simple as that!
And energetically chlorophyll is expensive to make so the plant recovers it back into the branches and trunk before the leaves fall.
The yellowness of dying leaves is due to the breaking up of the green coloring matter called chlorophyll. Red, brown and other tints are given by pigments which collect in the leaves during the summer.
by plinka 6 years ago
Why do leaves change color in Fall?
by NZJaye 6 years ago
Hi I was looking at buying some Liquid Chlorophyll after reading about it on your pagethe one I was going to buy in NZ I noticed is made from Mulberry Leaves and the one you speak of is made from Alfalfa. Please can you enlighten me to what the difference in quality. Thank you
by ahmed.b 6 years ago
Why some trees do not have green leaves?Or why much of trees have green leaves?
by Sunny River 4 months ago
Describe the color blue without using the word.This one is a little easier I think. At least easier than orange. Lol.
by Annette Donaldson 7 years ago
If you were a colour what colour would you be and why?If I was a colour I would love to say red, vibrant, firey, and sexy, but in fact Blue would suit me better, cool, clear headed and reliable. Boring.
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