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purple leaves?

Beverly Erlebacher bae at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Jul 19 17:11:27 EST 1999


In article <7mvf3i$99$1 at ucsnew1.ncl.ac.uk>,
Lee  <Lee.Fletcher at ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
>Just a quick question from a GCSE level biology person.....
>
>If chloroplasts are what plants use to make their energy, and they are
>green, why do some trees have purple leaves and how do they make their
>energy?

They are just as green as other plants, but they produce purple pigments
too, so they look more purple than green.




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