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Why is Grass Green?


As soon as the weather warms, lawn mowers also begin to start up (at least in suburbia), creating those perfectly shaped and brilliantly green lawns. But why is grass green and not blue or purple, say?

The short answer is a green pigment called chlorophyll. The longer answer has to do with wavelengths and cellular components called organelles and photosynthesis, which plants use to make food from sunlight.



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