Listing things in nature with pictures that are the color green, this includes plants, flowers, animals and any form of natural phenomenon.

Green is the color most associated with nature and the natural world, so some of these green things are going to be obvious, and others perhaps not so obvious.

Green Things in Nature




When we think of green things in nature, the first thing you will probably think of is grass.


Green plant leaves.

The second thing you will probably think of is plants and tree leaves in general. The main purpose of leaves is to acquire sunlight for photosynthesis.  


Four leaf clover.

Now getting more specific. Clovers are well-known plants which mostly have three green leaves. Four-leafed clovers are rare, and they are considered good luck if you find one.

Green Daylily

Green Day-lily.

These attractive looking flowers blossom in a variety of colors, including green. Despite their name, they are not actually a Lily.

Spider Mum

Green Spider Mum.

The spider mum is a unique looking flower. It gets its name because of its long and loose petals which hang below, which look somewhat like spider legs.

Green Hellebore

Green Hellebore.

These pretty looking and poisonous plants can grow green colored petals, as well as other colors.

Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid.

These are also known as Boat Orchids. These flowers can be found with pink, red, and green coloration. These are high maintenance flowers that require very specific temperatures to grow properly. 

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland.

This plant grows cone like flowers all up its stem. It’s a plant often used for foliage purposes.


Green Carnation.

The Carnation is believed to be native to southern European/Mediterranean countries. It can develop petals in a variety of green shades.  

Green Zinnia

The Zinnia is a type of daisy. It can blossom into a variety of colors including pink, red, yellow, and also into an attractive bright green.

Green Trick Dianthus

The Trick Dianthus develops a fluffy green ball like flower. It’s often described as a unique or unusual looking flower.


The Dahlia is related to the sunflower and it’s a type of daisy. They can blossom attractive looking lime green flowers.


Rose-Ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed parakeet.

Continuing with green things, the first of our animals is the rose-ringed parakeet, also sometimes known as the ring-necked parakeet. It has bright green feathers of differing shades. Sometimes they also have a bright blue, cyan or sky blue-like color around the neck.

Military Macaw

Military Macaw.

This parrot gets is name due to the similarity of its coloration to certain military uniforms.

Red-Crowned Amazon Parrot

Red Crowned Parrot.

While the crown of this parrot is red, the majority of its feathers are a bright green color. Parrots have some of the most varied and striking colorations in nature.



Common to South Africa. These birds are also known as Loeries, and they come in a variety of colors, often green and blue with red on its head.

Resplendent Quetzal

Resplendent Quetzal.

This colorful bird is mostly green, but it also has red around its breast.

Green Bee Eater

Green Bee Eater.

These can be found all over the world. However, they’re more common in Asia and Africa, and there are many different species.

Green Jay

Green Jay.

These are a member of the New World Jays bird family, and they have a mixture of colored feathers. Their wings are normally green, with a blue and black head and yellow around the body.  

Emerald Tree Boa

Emerald Tree Boa.

This is a none venomous spices of snake. This reptiles coloration is an attractive emerald shade.

Green Vine Snake

Green Vine Snake.

The green vine, also known by its other name, the Flatbread snake, or its scientific name, Oxybelis Fulgidus.

Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python.

This snake can be found in parts of Asia and Australia, it has a bright green coloration.



This very venomous snake can be found in varying shades of green. They can also have a black and yellow coloration.



The most common color we associate with crocodilians and crocodiles is green. However, they often have a gray and brown coloration as well.

Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard.

Monitor lizards are large lizards, and they come in the variety of shades, such as gray, green, and brown.

Chinese Water Dragon

Chinese Water Dragon.

The Chinese Water Dragon is found in China and Southeast Asia, and it’s also sometimes referred to as the Green Water Dragon.



These lizards are famous for their ability to rapidly change color to suit their environments, over-wise known as camouflage.

Tree Frog

Green Tree Frog.

Tree frogs are not a species, but rather a description of any frog species that spends a great deal of time in trees.

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis.

These unusual moving and sometimes comical looking bugs are mostly found in tropical locations.  


Grass Hopper.

More commonly known as Crickets or Grasshoppers. They are very well known in North America.



They are also known as greenflies. They are small insects that suck on the sap of plants.



Hornworms, or tomato worms are really caterpillars. They are entirely green in color, and they bury inside of tomatoes for the purpose of metamorphosis, resulting in the five-spotted hawk moth.

Brazilian Ruby

The Brazilian Ruby is a type of hummingbird which usually has a green to yellow/sandy mix of colors.

Green Sweet Bee

These tend to have a green coloration on their head and upper body. They can be annoying as they like to feed on the salt in our body sweat. Their coloration is often described as metallic green.

Glorious Beetles

Also known as glorious scarab. It’s bright green in color with light gray or sliver looking vertical stripes on its back shell.

Green Honeycreeper

These can be found in certain regions of south America, its feathers have a blue-green coloration.

Glass Frog

The under belly of this unusual frog can appear transparent, which is how it gets its name. The rest of it is considered mostly a lime green color.  

Green Soldier Bug

It’s also sometimes called the green stink bug. It can be regularly found in the UK, particular England and Wales.


The Kakapo is a type of parrot, however, it can’t fly. It’s also sometimes referred to as an owl parrot due to its resemblance to an owl. Its feathers are mostly green.

Green Things – Gemstones


Emerald Gemstone.

The emerald is probably the most well-known green gemstone. Its green color can vary from darker shades to light mint tints.   


Jade stone

Jade often has a light pale green appearance. It’s often used for the creation of ornaments and jewelry.

Fruit & Vegetables


Green Apples.

This popular fruit is usually a mix of red and green, with some varieties of apples being entirely green in color.


Green Cabbage.

Cabbage is a popular leafy vegetable. Its leaves are commonly green, but they also come in red and white.



It’s a common vegetable with long stalks.



The soursop is a spiky looking tropical green fruit.


Green Grapes.

Grapes come in a few colors, one of which is green. Grapes are used for many purposes, when dried, they create raisins and other dried varieties. They can also be used for making vinegar and wine.



This is one that often confuses people as to whether it’s a fruit or vegetable. However, it’s categorized as a fruit.


Green Peppers.

Peppers come in a few different varieties, including chilli peppers.



Broccoli is a green vegetable, and it’s a member of the cabbage classification.

Pea Pods & Peas

Pea pods, peas.

Both the pea pod and the peas are green. While the peas are classified as vegetables, the pods would actually be classified as a fruit, peas are the seeds the pods produce.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts.

The name comes from Belgium. It’s very popular, and it’s a member of the cabbage family.


Seaweed is a type of marine algae, and it’s becoming more popular in the world of cooking.

Other Green Things in Nature


Green Eyes.

Some of us humans can have green eyes. However, it’s the rarest of all the eye colors.