Why Are the Leaves of Most Plants Green?

A chemical known as chlorophyll used red and blue light from the sun to create the green color in plant leaves. Chlorophyll molecules attach to chloroplasts on the inside of plant cells.

Keywords: chlorophyll, leaves, photosynthesis

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Becka Freday first made her love of writing into a career in 2004 with articles written for Triond. Becka is a second year psychology student with the University of Phoenix.