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Botany for Kids

offers activities for learning how leaves change color, how flowers grow, how plants fight disease and insects, why plants come in so many colors, tips for growing various plants, and facts about fungi. Learn about seeds, composting, endangered plant species, fire, lichen, and "plant hunters" -- scientists who collect plant samples from around the world to trace a plant's evolution. (National Biological Information Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey)

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A green leaf is green because of the presence of a group of pigments known as chlorophylls.

Changing colors


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