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Why all the flowers have the different colors?



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Flower colors are mainly attractive to insects, different colors attract different insects for pollination; many insects can see ultraviolet wavelengths as well, and some flowers look very different when seen in ultraviolet.

J. Elliott


Hi Kang!

Because of biodiversity. The life in earth, both vegetal and animal, evoluted under different circonstances, environment, time and rate, weather, following different trends during all the time since life begun. That is why it has so many species, so diverse between themselves The actual colors are due to pigments, that are chemical compounds. And let's be thankful to nature that gave us such colorful world...
Thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel
(Dr) Mabel Rodrigues


Here's a good response on the web:
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/newton/askasci/1993/general/GEN030.HTM

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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