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Why does green grass turn yellow?


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The green color is from something called a chlorophyll pigment. Chlorophyll needs sunlight, and makes food for the plant, and oxygen for us. If no green chlorophyll is around, then the grass is just left with yellow color pigments.

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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