• Question: Elaine how do flowers get their colour?

    Asked by 476fddk47 to Ciara, Elaine, Golnaz, Gonzalo, Yannis, Yvonne on 15 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Gonzalo Delgado-Pando

      Gonzalo Delgado-Pando answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      Flowers get their colour from some substances called anthocyanins, this substances are coloured so that’s why they have those pretty colours

    • Photo: Ciara O' Donovan

      Ciara O' Donovan answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      Flowers get their colour from the pigments in them called anthocyanins.. they are from the same family of chemicals as carotenoids in tomatoes, carrots and peppers which give them their colour.

    • Photo: Elaine Kennedy

      Elaine Kennedy answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      Like the guys said the anthocyanins give red, pink, blue and purple flowers their colour and carotenoids which are found in tomatoes and carrots provide yellow, red and orange colours.

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