How Do Flowers Get Their Colors?
Attractive red, yellow, pink, and even sometimes green: the spectacular array of flowers is endless.
People love flowers because of their colors.
Everyone always admires the beautiful colors of blooming flowers, but few know how they get their colors.
There are a number of factors related to their genetics, biology, and evolutionary history.
So what makes flowers so colorful?
Here are all those factors.
- Pigments (anthocyanins, flavonoids, carotenoids, plastids, chlorophyll)
- Human impact (through genetic modification)
- pH levels (soil acidity)
The reason for the natural color of a flower is the same as why a person can be born with brown or blond hair and blue or green eyes.
This comes from the flower's DNA.
Genes in a plant’s DNA direct cells to produce pigments of various colors.
The reason flowers have the genetics for color is a matter of evolutionary survival. Flowers are the reproductive parts of plants. They attract pollinators to collect pollen and transfer it to other flowers.
There is evidence that in addition to attracting pollinators, flowers developed to be attractive to humans. If a flower is colorful and pretty, we humans will cultivate that plant. This ensures it keeps growing and reproducing.
Not all types of colorful flowers arose independently.
People have directed some of the flowers to their specific colors.
This process is not easy and can take years to achieve the perfect color.
Imagine receiving a bouquet of royal roses or simply admiring the flowers growing in your yard.
The flowers are special, even in colors.
And in Flowers home, their colors are beyond imagination and limits.
Just choose the colors that will best suit the person who will receive the flowers.
We will take care of the rest.
With love: Flowers home.