Why are plants green?

June 30, 2019, 5:09 p.m. -- Latest version
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Chlorophyll is the chemical that allows plants to harvest the sun's energy by absorbing most wavelengths of the blue and red light. These wavelengths are used as fuel for the plant's growth. However, Chlorophyll doesn't absorb green light, reflecting those wavelengths instead. This reflection of green light back to your eye is what causes plants to appear green.

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