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Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

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Why do leaves change color in the Fall?

So, what causes the change in leaf color? In leaves, both the green chlorophyll and the yellow-orange carotenoid pigments occur within the chloroplasts. Since there are more chlorophyll pigments than the carotenoid pigments, the leaves appear green. In the fall, the chlorophyll pigments decompose allowing the caretenoids to express themselves as orange and yellow. In some plants, the leaf cells produce red pigments, the anthocyanins. In these leaves, once the...

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Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

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Featured Garden of the Week: Monet Garden

“Then all of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had any other subject.”  Claude Monet, 1924 Built in 1999, the inspiration for the creation of the Monet Garden was the “Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum which included five paintings by Impressionist landscape painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)....

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Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

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Plant Carnivory: Role Reversal from Prey to Predator

Typically plants fall at the bottom of the food chain, eaten by almost all other creatures. The exceptions to the rule are the carnivorous plants, displaying a role reversal from prey to predator. These plants have developed evolutionary mechanisms to trap insects and digest them in order to survive in the nutrient poor habitats they grow in. There are about 600 species of carnivorous plants belonging to 7 families and...

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