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Subject: Why does a carnation turn two seperate colors?

Date: Mon Apr 3 17:59:37 2000
Posted by Kelly Cook
Grade level: 4-6 School: Paradise Valley
City: Morgan Hill State/Province: California Country: USA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 954802777.Bt

My friend and I are doing a science project. We cut a carnation stem in 
half and placed one side in red food coloring and the other in blue. We 
read about the xylem, but weren't sure why only half of the flower turned 
red and the other half turned blue? 

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