Why Is The Grass Green?

The grass is green in color because it contains a pigment like other plants which is called chlorophyll. This pigment is found in organelles in a plant cell known as chloroplast. It is involved in the photosynthesis which is a process by which plants make their food. During this process, water and carbon dioxide make oxygen and glucose.

It can be imagined that the leaves will not give oxygen if they don’t have chlorophyll for photosynthesis.

grass Why Is The Grass Green?

This pigment absorbs short wavelength with blue colored high energy and long wavelengths with red colored low energy. Although it does not absorb green light reflecting it back and our eyes see the green color of grass and other plants.

Grass gives a brighter green color during rainy days because photosynthesis cannot happen in dry days due to lack of water. This is the reason that reactive icons build up and damage the photosynthesis apparatus like the chlorophyll. This is why grass appears yellow but after receiving rain it immediately restores the ability to perform photosynthesis and appears green again.

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