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Why do leaves change their color in autumn?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Why do leaves change their color in autumn?


  2. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    They're tired of their summer wardrobe and feel like a change?

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    Bilal Sirajposted 5 years ago

    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!

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    alloporusposted 5 years ago

    And energetically chlorophyll is expensive to make so the plant recovers it back into the branches and trunk before the leaves fall.

  5. Chad Banks profile image69
    Chad Banksposted 5 years ago

    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.