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Name: Amy
Status: educator
Grade: 9-12
Location: UT
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2013


Question:
How do scientists change and manipulate the colors of flowers? Especially lilies and tulips. They seem to all go back to basic colors when they age.



Replies:
Hello,

These may be helpful: http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/7H.html

http://www.hiddenvalleyhibiscus.com/misc/colors.htm

Also, as plants senesce (age), they could lose color as pigments are reabsorbed.

Sincerely, Anthony Brach



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