Most plants appear green because they contain chlorophyll, a pigment within the leaf and stem structure that reflects the wavelengths of light that make up the color green. Chlorophyll absorbs other wavelengths of light and uses the energy to produce nutrients.
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Justin Coleman is a freelance writer based in Connecticut. Since 2007, he has covered a variety of topics, including biology and computers, amongst others. Coleman is currently a freelance nature and technology writer and wildlife photographer. When not working, Coleman tirelessly explores new areas of nature, history, philosophy, comparative religion, technology and sociology.