What Gives Plants Their Color?

Chlorophyll gives plants their green color. Other colors are present in plant leaves, but the green in the chlorophyll overpowers them. At the end of the growing season, when chlorophyll production is reduced or stopped, the shades of yellow and orange pigment become more apparent.

Keywords: green color leaves, chlorophyll plant leaves, changing leaf color

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Amy Deemer began her writing career in 1992. She began writing online content in 2009 and writes primarily for Answerbag and Garden Guides. Deemer enjoys researching and writing about flowers, plants and gardening. Deemer has an Associate of Arts in liberal studies from Westmoreland Community College.