Chlorophyll

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

How And Why Leaves Change Color

While there’s plenty of folklore about how the foliage display will be each year, there’s solid science too.

11/14/2011

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

A Colorful Story About Leaves

Why do leaves turn colors and how do they know when to do it? They get their green color from chlorophyll – it helps them gather sunlight in spring and summer to make glucose – food for the plant – that’s photosynthesis.

11/08/2010

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