Why are Leaves Green?

Why are leaves green in color?

If we look around a garden we see most of the plants are green in color. The plants look green because of their green leaves.

Leaves have a green substance called chlorophyll that gives them their green color. We know that non green plants such as mushrooms. Mushrooms are not green in color so they cannot make their own food. Only green plants can make food. This is because chlorophyll is necessary for plants to make food.

Leaves use carbon dioxide from the air, water from the soil and sunlight to make food. Sunlight gives the energy needed to make food. It is chlorophyll that traps the sunlight needed for making food.  Thus, greenness of the leaves is due to chlorophyll.

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