Pink Things: What things are pink in nature, including animals, plants & flowers, and anything that produces pink in the natural world?
Pink is generally associated with youth, femininity, immaturity, nurture, compassion, naivety, over-emotional, and romance.
Pink Things in Nature
The dog rose (rosa canina) is very common in the UK. It gets its name because it was once used to cure infections from bites of rabies infected dogs.
The lily is not one flower, but rather a group of large flowering plants, and yes, they come in pink.
The rose is one of the most well known flowers and it can be found in a variety of different colors, including pink.
The foxglove has flowers that look somewhat like the finger part of gloves, or sometimes bells. They can often be found with a pinkish coloration.
The peony is a flower that has a relatively slow growth when compared to others. It flowers in a range of colors, including pink.
The petunia could originally be found in regions of South America. Its flowers can resemble a trumpet and they can be found in a multitude of different colors.
The carnation is a very popular and commonly grown flowering plant. It’s believed to have originated somewhere in the Mediterranean.
The different species of fireweed can be found in most parts of the world. In Britain they are known as rosebay willowherbs. They often grow in areas with high amounts of water, so, near rivers, meadows, and lakes.
The Himalayan Balsam gets its name by being native to the Himalayas. However, due to interfering humans, they can now be found in North America, Europe, and many other parts of the world.
French hydrangea flower in clusters, and they are generally a rose or pinkish color. However, their color can vary depending on the soil acidity.
Cosmos like warmer environments due to their South and Central American origins. Their bright flowers will last for the entire summer, and even well into the fall/autumn months.
Pelargonium zonale is also called zonal pelargonium, horseshoe geranium, or zonal geranium. It’s native to areas of South Africa, but now it’s being grown in many countries around the world. Its flowers can last from spring until near freezing winter temperatures.
Verbena is a perennial plant and its flowers bloom in early summer and last until early fall/autumn.
Dahila were originally found in the Central American region. It’s closely related to the daisy and sunflower and can be found in a variety of colors.
The malope trifida has flowers that range in color from pink to purple. It’s also known by its other name, the mallow wort.
This flowering plant was first found towards the end of the 17th century in Hispaniola, which is a Caribbean island. Its flowers are commonly a purplish-pinkish color.
The Aster (Asteraceae Family) flowering plant actually consists of over 150 different species.
Hollyhocks are also known by the name Alcea and are commonly found with a yellow, red, orange and pink coloration.
The Cactus plant is commonly known for being green. However, some species can produce relatively short-lived colored flowers.
Tulips are a very well known spring-blossoming flower that blossom into a wide spectrum of different colors.
Pink Things – Animals
They are also known by the name Canadian Sphynx due to its origins. These furless cats have a pinkish skin color.
These unique looking marine fish can be found in many different colors.
Some genus of pigs, for example, the genus known as the domestic pig is indeed pink.
The various different species of flamingos, six in total, can be found around the world. These locations include the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.
These strange marine animals exist without essential organs (brains and hearts), and can be found in a variety of different colors.
Amazon River Dolphin
Amazon river dolphins are also known by a few other names, such as the pink river dolphin. They are classed as a type of toothed whale.
These small lizards are very common and they can be found in most of the warmer parts of the world. They are mostly somewhere between green and brown in color. However, they can be found with a pink coloration.
This brightly colored toad is also known by its other name, the purple fluorescent frog. One of the colors it can be found in is a bright magenta-pink.
The Manta Ray is a large fish. The larger species can be over 6 meters in width. They also have the largest known brain size of any known fish. While pink Manta Rays are rare, they do exist.
Corals are what are known as marine invertebrates and their coloration is commonly red to pink.
Star Fish, also commonly called Asteroids, are classed as marine invertebrates and can be found in a variety of different colors.
Naked Mole Rat
The naked mole rat is also sometimes referred to as the ‘sand puppy’. It’s a mostly hairless rodent that is found in eastern regions of Africa.
These flying insects, surprisingly, can be found with a pink-colored body.
Quartz are crystals that are often used and classified as gemstones. Rose quartz is the name given to the pinkish-looking crystals. This coloration is usually the result of other substances and minerals mixed into its structure.
Pure diamonds are clear, but when other elements and minerals are mixed into its structure during its formation they can be found in different colors.
This crystal is found in a wide variety of different colors, including pink. However, they are most commonly black in color. They are often used as gemstones and commonly used in jewelry.
Morganite is classed as berly, which is a type of mineral. They are basically another type of crystal which is commonly used as gemstones, along with emeralds. The Morganite mineral is usually pink and orange in color.
Fruits & Vegetables
The edible insides of the watermelon fruit are reddish and pinkish in color.
The grapefruit is a bitter sweet citrus fruit and varies in color from yellow to pink.
Originating in Asia, the insides of the fig fruit is mostly a deep dark pink.
The pomegranate fruit is generally red, but the outer skin often resembles more of a pinkish color. The fruit is grown from a pomegranate shrub which can reach heights of up to 10 meters tall.
The pitahaya/pitaya fruit is also known as dragon fruit. It’s a member of the Cactaceae family. Their spiky skin can often have a pinkish coloration.
Originally grown in China, the peach is a popular and juicy fruit. Its skin is considered yellowish-pink.
Rose apples are originally from East Asia and there are several different species. They can be found with various different colorations, including a strong pink.
Pink Lady Apple
These are a common variety of apple. Mostly they are red, but ones that look more pink can be found.
This is a small species of banana that is indeed pink. Its true name is Musa Velutina and it can be found in the Himalayas.
The edible stalks of the rhubarb plant are generally a reddish-pink color.
This large cactus plant’s scientific name is Opuntia, and it grows pinkish pears with a spiny or prickly skin.
Other Pink Things in Nature
Due to the inclusion of various minerals, Himalayan salt has a pinkish coloration.
Pink Oyster Mushrooms
The pink oyster mushroom is also known by its scientific name, Pleurotus djamor, which just rolls off the tongue. It’s a type of fungus.