Why are Plants Green, Easily Explained

Henry A Castillo

September 8, 2022

small light green leaves with a light green background

Green may be the color people associate with plants, but have you ever wondered why they are green? The color of a plant can mean a lot of things, how a plant is doing health wise, the type of plant and more. 

The reason a plant is green has to do with the makeup of a plant, chlorophyll, which absorbs most light and reflects green. 


The Specifics

Like any other living thing plants require energy to live and do what they do best, be green. And 

the chemical that is used by plants to make energy is chlorophyll. Chlorophyll absorbs blue and red light, leaving only green light to be reflected which is the color we see. 

The process of creating energy from the sun with chlorophyll is called photosynthesis. 


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Updated: Sep 8, 2022

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