fall colours in spring?

Green chlorophyll is already masking other colours in these dogwood leaves, but other pigments are showing in young Silver Maple leaves.

It can’t rival the splendour of autumn, but for a brief window in spring we see a rebirth of fall leaf colours. Last fall, green chlorophyll faded to reveal the brilliant orange, yellow and red of other pigments. In spring, especially with some tree species, after leaves burst from buds there’s a short time before the green of chlorophyll takes over again, and other pigments temporarily take centre stage.

Green chlorophyll has yet to hide other colours in new spring White Oak leaves,

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