Why do we see green when we look at a leaf on a tree?

by Desirae
(Indiana)

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Colour
by: Michael

In actual sense, all the colours that come from sunlight illumination are absorbed except green which is reflected away from the absorption spectrum due being very identical to that of chlorophyll.

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Green colour of the leaf
by: chikku

the chlorophyll in the leaf absorbs all the colors of the radiation from sun but reflects only green colour. that is why we see green when we look at a leaf on a tree.

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why do we see the leaves green?
by: laila

The answer of this question is related to the vision or how we see colors, so right answer is: becaus the chlorophel pigments absorbs all the light colors coming from the sun and reflect its color only (green)

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LEAVES ON A TREE
by: Anonymous

we see green bcuz of the chlorophyll

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the real reason why we see green
by: Daniel

The chloroplasts in plants absorb and use every color of light from the sun, except, green. It reflects green and that is why the plant appears green.

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Why do we see green?
by: Anonymous

Because there are chloroplasts in the leaves. They contain chlorophyll that helps absorb light during photosynthesis and also contain the green pigment that we see.

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