Flower pigments and light
A junior high student is conducting a science project on flower
pigmentation in mums; she would like to know the names of the flower pigments
and their functions. Any information on the relation between pigments and light
would also be helpful.
I can maybe help on the pigments and light part: a pigment appears a
certain color because it REFLECTS that color and ABSORBS all other colors in "white"
light. Note that this is true only for pigments; it does not apply to colored glass,
TV, or rainbows.
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