Why do some leaves are different in colour?

Some leaves are different in color, because of the different pigments found in them.

Some, plants that appear purple, blue, or red contain a higher concentration of anthocyanin than chlorophyll. 

Anthocyanin is a pigment that is very good at absorbing green light, but bad at absorbing red, blue, or purple light, that’s why they have a different color. 

In another case, when autumn arrives the leaves seem to be yellow to orange colors because of their “Chlorophyll Breaks Down”.

Chlorophyll Breaks Down, occurs due to changes in the length of daylight and changes in temperature, due to this the leaves stop their food-making process. 

So, the chlorophyll breaks down, and the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible to us.  


Simply Easy Learning

Updated on: 26-Apr-2023


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