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The Scientific Feat That Birthed the Blue Chrysanthemum

Written by: Jason Daley
Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
Length: 3 mins

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Blue may seem like a common color in nature. After all, our brilliant sky is blue. But it turns out, the color blue is pretty hard to come by. Not only are there no insects or animals that produce an actual blue pigment (blue creatures create the color through optical tricks) fewer than 10 percent of the world’s 280,000 flowering plants have blue blossoms, reports Kristen V. Brown at Gizmodo. But that may soon change.

"The Scientific Feat That Birthed the Blue Chrysanthemum" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on July 27, 2017.

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