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Alphabet Photography Project: X is for Xanthophyll

Xanthophyll in MarigoldsXanthophylls are a family of natural yellow substances found in nature. The yellow colouring in various types of tagetes (marigold) is a spectacular example. Many leaves contain xanthophyll, which shows up in the autumn, when the amount of chlorophyll present decreases, so that its green colour no longer predominates.

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