With fall coming to the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world can look forward to dazzling reds, oranges, and yellows in their foliage. But do you know what chemicals are responsible for these varied colors?

Compound Interest made this handy guide explaining how leaves go from green to the colors we associate with autumn. Click "Expand" to see the infographic at full resolution, and think about these chemicals the next time you admire the changing leaves.


The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves [Compound Interest via this isn't happiness]