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(Following question # 995974557.Bt) The bright fluorescence (most commonly green, but other hues are also found) of many Anthozoa species (sea anemones, corals, sea pens) is assumed to provide protection from strong solar radiation, quite an important consideration in shallow tropical waters (from Matz et al, 1999). Could there be an energy related explanation like this for the rarity of red flowers, especially at high altitudes?
Re: Why are red flowers so rare?
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