Plant leaves only appear green because they absorb the red and blue wavelengths of light and reflect green away. Is there an intrinsic and innate reason for this that relates to the physics of light? Maybe green wavelengths are inefficient at storing energy in chemical bonds? Have plants simply just not evolved to make use of green light yet? Maybe environmental stressors and natural selection required plants to stay blended in with all other flora? P.s I appreciate this question encompasses a variety of scientific disciplines and not just physics. If the thread needs to be flagged as unrelated to physics I fully understand. Thank you for your time everyone!