When green leaves are red

Strange things to observe in the Bach flowers: sometimes the very young leaves are red and only slowly turn to green. Here you can see some Holly leaves but not on every tree. Walnut always begins this way and Aspen and the young stems of Wild Rose. Do we learn something from the Impatiens here? When in direct sunlight there is a strong red outline in the stems but in the shade it remains green. The red colour is caused by the reflection of the red part of the spectrum – the longer wavelengths. Perhaps the tender young leaves are protected against an excess of light by reflecting the red which we see. Please tell me if you know what this is about. Emails to info@healingherbs.co.uk

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