This page provides a list of purple things in nature, including flowers, fruits and vegetables, gemstones and anything else that occurs or is created in the natural world.

Purple is a color that is commonly associated with mystery, creativity, magic and intuition. It was once the color of royalty and the wealthy due to the expense of the production of the pigment.

Purple Things in Nature

Plants/Flowers

Lilac Flower

Lilac flowers.

Its true or scientific name is Syringa, which includes 12 known species. Lilac as a color is a light tint of purple.

Foxglove

Foxglove

The foxglove or Digitalis is a hanging cone or tube shaped flower, its color can range from a strong purple/violet, to a pale pinkish color.

Fuchsia

Fuchia Flowers.

The fuchsia plant grows unique looking hanging flowers which includes a mixture of different colors.

Hellebore

Purple Hellebores.

There are many different species of hellebores, and they can be found in a wide variety of colors. They look attractive and are easy to grow which makes them very popular.

Violet

Violet Flower.

The violet family of plants consists of over 500 species, these range in color from purple, to a lighter blue violet color.

Lavender

Lavender Flowers.

The lavender plant, scientifically known as the Lavandula, grows multiple but small flowers along a stalk. They have been commonly used for display purposes, and also their scent.

Sea Lavender

Sea Lavender.

These are actually not connected to the above lavender plant. They are part of a different family of flowers, however visually they seem similar.

Purple Pansy

Purple Pansy.

Ranging from a darker purple to a lighter violet color, the pansy is another popular and attractive flower.

Purple Coral Pea

The purple coral pea, also called the false sarsaparilla, is a flowering plant commonly found in Australia.

Orchid

There full scientific name is Orchidaceae, and there are many different species which grow all over the world.

Bell flower

Bell flowers come in a range of colors, they tend to hang down and have the resemblance of a bell.

Tulip

The Tulip, or its full scientific name, (Tulipa) are often bright yellow, pink and red colors, however they can also grow into attractive purple flowers.

Canterbury Bells

Canterbury bells do resemble the shape of bells, and they range in colors from a dark purple, to a lighter lilac tint.

Sea Holly

With the scientific name, Erynigium Maritimum, we are best just calling them Sea Holly’s. These range in color from a light blue, to violet or purple color.

Purple Basil

These herbs are generally green in color, however a purple variety does grow (Purple Basil). This plant requires warm to hot environments and regions to grow.

Blueberries

Blueberries, as the name suggest are generally blue. However their coloration can also resemble an indigo to purple color.

Fruit & Vegetables

Elderberry

Elderberries.

The Elderberry, or sometimes just Elder, is very nutritional and a powerful antioxidant. These berries can range in color from almost black to dark red, to lighter blue tints, and anything in-between. 

Eggplant

Eggplant.

The eggplant is a fruit due to the seeds within, however it’s often cooked like a vegetable. It’s commonly grown and eaten worldwide.

Cabbage

Purple Cabbage.

The coloration of cabbages changes based on the soil in which it’s grown. Red and purple cabbages also have great antioxidant properties.

Peppers

Peppers are often red, green and yellow, however they do come in a purple coloration.

Grapes

Grapes can be black, dark red and dark purple shades. The darker the grape, the greater antioxidant properties they have.

Corn

Purple corn is high in anthocyanins, this is what creates the purple coloration. Due to its high nutritional properties it’s considered a superfood.

Plum

Plums can be found with a dark red or purple coloration. There’re as many as 30 plus species of plum, and they are highly nutritious fruits.

Purple Cherry Tomatoes

Purple cherry tomatoes are as the name suggests, purple cherry tomato looking things.

Gems

Amethyst

Amethyst Crystal.

The amethyst crystal is a purple to violet quartz crystal.

Sapphire

Purple Sapphire.

This gemstone is generally a strong attractive blue hue, however turquoise and purple ones can be found.

Topaz

Purple Topaz.

The topaz mineral is clear is its pure form, however they are often found in different colors due to the inclusion of other elements.

Garnet

This gemstone is usually known to be red, however purple varieties have been discovered. Their color varies due to mineral and chemical mixtures.

Tanzanite

The tanzanite crystals are only found in one known location on the planet, Tanzania. They are found with a dark purple to bright blue color.

Jade

Jade stones are known for being green, however they can be found with different colors, including orange/red and purple/violet.

Other

Costa’s Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird.

The Costa’s hummingbird is a small bird that has a attractive looking purple coloration on its head and neck area.