[Trillium-l] GREEN

J.E. Shields jshields at indy.net
Wed May 11 01:17:39 CEST 2011


It looks to me as if chlorophyll is actively suppressed in most flowers 
that lack green -- it isn't just that some pigment covers up the green.  I 
have not seen any green flowered trillium that I recall, but in other bulbs 
there are clearly orange flowers with no green and orange flowers with 
green also on the petals.

Jim Shields


At 02:26 PM 5/10/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>  Maybe I'm being simplistic, but I assume that any green-colored flower 
> is due to the absence of any pigment that will mask the chlorophyll, not 
> a specific "green factor".
>
>Jim

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