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Why do Crimson King Maple leaves turn from their normal purple color to a green color in the fall?

Question #130801. Asked by kaddarsgirl.
Last updated Apr 12 2023.
Originally posted May 02 2013 8:35 AM.

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Red-leaved plants get their color from a pigment called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is often displayed in the fall as chlorophyll (the pigment responsible for the color green) breaks down.

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Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 12 2023.
May 02 2013, 9:15 AM
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