Year-long Colours

The News (New Glasgow) - - FRONT PAGE -

The vivid shades of red, yel­low, orange and ev­ery­thing in be­tween that you can see in the fall haven’t just re­cently ap­peared. They are the colours of all the other pig­ments al­ways present in leaves – mi­nus the chloro­phyll.

A com­bi­na­tion of less daylight and cooler tem­per­a­tures in the fall cause the chloro­phyll in leaves to break down – which re­veals the other pig­ment in the leaves.

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