Why Is Chlorophyll So Important to Plants?

Plants need chlorophyll to produce their nutrients. Plants produce their food through photosynthesis, which requires a combination of chlorophyll and sunlight.

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Writing professionally since 2004, Charmayne Smith focuses on corporate materials such as training manuals, business plans, grant applications and technical manuals. Smith's articles have appeared in the "Houston Chronicle" and on various websites, drawing on her extensive experience in corporate management and property/casualty insurance.