What Makes Flowers Different Colors?

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Anthocyanidins are the compounds in the pigments of flower leaves that combine with reflected light to give flowers their different colors.

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Ellie Kuykendall has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. She's contributed to four books and is currently writing her own book. She received a bachelor's degree from University of San Francisco.

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