Here we have a list of things that are red in nature or the natural world. These range from animals, flowers and plants, food to any form of natural phenomena on this Earth and beyond. The things on this list come in all different variations, including light pinkish tones to deep dark reds.

Red is a color associated with physical energy and passion, in the natural world it’s often used as a warning to predators that danger is near. It’s a color that make us more alert, and pay more attention to the current moment in time.

Red Things in Nature

Flowers/Plants

Dahila

Red Dahila

Found in Central America and Mexico the Dahila is related to the sunflower, its color can range from pink, orange violet, purple and red.

Firecracker Plant

Red Firecracker Plant

Also known as the Lysimachia Ciliata, it can grow to 1 meter in height and is commonly orange and red.

Cosmos

Red Cosmos

The flowers of the Cosmos come in a wide variety of colors including white, yellow and red. These are considered some of the prettiest flowers in nature.

Coneflower

Red Coneflower

The Cone flower is part of the daisy family and native to North America, you will commonly see white, pink and red flowers.

Poppies

Red Poppies.

This well known flower can develop a very strong red shade. It’s also known as the Papaver rhoeas L. 

Roses

Red Roses.

Perhaps the most famous and well known flower that is associated with the color red, however they also blossom into various different colors. Its scientific name is (Rosa). 

Gerbera

Red Gerbera.

The Gerbera is another member of the daisy family, originating in the South African region. 

Lotus

Red Lotus Flower.

Also known by its name the Water Lilly or the Nelumbo Nucifera, it’s a unique flower. It has evolved to thrive in muddy conditions, and even spends some of its life completely underwater.

Mushrooms

Red Mushrooms.

The Amanita Muscaria is a Mushroom that is red in color, while it’s sometimes eaten it’s not recommended due to its hallucinogenic and sometimes poisonous properties.  

Red Orchid

Red Orchid.

The Red Asian Phalaenopsis Orchid, also sometimes known as Moth Orchids due to the flowers resemblance to Moths, can display a light red color.

Gemstones

Ruby

Ruby Gemstone.

Perhaps the most well known red colored gemstone, and also one of the most valuable gemstones.

Garnet

Red Garnet Gemstone.

This is the birthstone of the month of January. Garnet derives from the Latin word Garanatus, which means seed-like referring to the red color of the pomegranate seed.   

Tourmaline

Red Tourmaline Gemstone.

This gemstone comes in many different color, one of which is red.

Zircon

Red Zircon.

These stones come in many different colors, including colorless which resembles diamonds, yes red ones can be found.

Spinel

Red Spinal Crystal.

While the Spinel gemstone is colorless in its purist form, when mixed with other elements they can often be found with a pink or red tone.

Animals

Red Panda

Red Panda

has a dark reddish and brownish colored fur. It was once believed to be part of the racoon family, then the bear family, now it’s not considered to be related to either.

Flamingo

Red Flamingo

Flamingos are more commonly pink, however they can sometimes display a strong red coloration. Its coloration is influenced by its diet and location.  

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis.

The Scarlet Ibis stand out with their powerful scarlet red color. They’re often found in South America and some other tropical locations.

Macaw

Macaw Parrot.

These Parrots are known for their long tails and their mix of bright attractive colors, including different shades of blues, greens, yellows and reds.

Red Lory

Red Lory.

Another spices of parrot, its feathers are predominately red, with some bright blue and green included.  

Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog.

These come in a variety of different colors, one of which is red. There has been an observed correlation between the brightness of the Frog and its level of toxicity.

Star Fish

Red Starfish

Also referred to as Sea Stars, plus several other scientific names and classifications. They can be found in a variety of colors, however their most common colors are orange and red.

Seahorse

Red Seahorse.

These are among some of the strangest looking fish in nature, and they can be found in a wide variety of different colors, including red.

Crab

Red Crab.

Probably the most well-known type of crustacean, Crabs can be found in a variety of different colors.

Gold Fish

Red Goldfish.

This popular fish, while most commonly displays a orange gold color, some can be found with a part red coloration.

Ladybug

Ladybug.

The ladybug is a type of beetle, and probably the most well liked insect due to its pretty coloration. In the United Kingdom they are known as Ladybirds.

Tick

Red Tick.

This small blood sucking parasite can often be found with a reddish brownish color to it.

Red Ants

Red Ants

Also known as Fire Ants live up to the common aggressive and dangerous associations of the color red. They are aggressive, they sting, and they can even spit acid.

Trombidium Holosericeum

Red Mite.

Not exactly a catchy name, it’s a type of Mite, they have a strong red color, other Mite species are also red in color.

Red-veined Darter

Red-veined Darter.

This is a type of dragonfly which is distinctively red in color, particularly the long tail end of its body. 

Red Lily Beetle

Red Lily Beetle.

Also known as the Lily Leaf Beetle or the Scarlet Lily Beetle, is obviously a type of Beetle, they enjoy feasting on plant leaves. 

Newt

Red Newt.

These look more like Lizards, however they’re classed as Amphibians. Their color and patterns can vary, they can be found with a mixture of colors, including black, orange, yellow and red.

Rosella

Rosella bird.

They’re a spices belonging to a family of broad tailed parrots, they commonly can be found with a mix of bright colored feathers, commonly displaying red, green, blue and yellow.     

Cardinal

Cardinal bird.

These birds inhabit American, from north to south, and they covered almost entirely with differing shades of red.

Koi

Red Koi, Carp fish.

Koi are a type of carp which are classed as domesticated, they are often white and red in coloration.

Siamese Fighting Fish

Siamese fighting fish.

The Siamese fighting fish can be found in southeast Asia, and their coloration often includes, red, orange and blue.

Humboldt Squid

These are large predatory squids which can be found in the pacific ocean. Their color can change from red to white.

Lobster

This is an ancient crustacean was believed to be around even before trees existed.   

Scorpaena

The Scorpaena is a type of marine fish that ranges from a strong red color to light pink.

Fruit & Vegetables

Red Apple

Red Apple

Perhaps the worlds most popular fruit. The main colors of apples are red and green, sometimes a combination of both.

Red Pear

Red Pear.

Pears are most commonly green, however they often include some red color, and some are almost entirely dark red.

Cherry

Cherry.

Cherry’s are one of the most well-known fruits, they’re dark red or maroon like in color.

Peppers

Red Peppers.

Pepper’s commonly come-in bright colors, most commonly red, green and yellow.

Chili

Chili pepper.

Chili’s are a particular type of pepper, they are bright red color, often with an orange tinge.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes.

Tomatoes are a type of berry fruit, despite often being mistakenly called vegetables.

Raspberries

Raspberries.

The Raspberry is a popular sweet fruit, commonly used in deserts and yogurts.

Radish

Red Radish.

This vegetable is often a light red to pinkish color. Some varieties can look purplish in color, they are believed to be effective at helping to remove toxin from the body.

Kidney Beans

Kidney beans.

These beans get their name due to their shape and dark red maroon color which resembles that of a kidney.

Cranberries

Cranberries.

Cranberries are considered a super food, as they have many health benefits. They are deep red in color.

Beetroot

Beetroot.

This well known root vegetable is used and prepared in a variety of ways, in the UK it’s commonly pickled.

Plum

Plums.

This fruit ranges in color from dark red to a deep purple. Dried plums are called prunes.

Other

Mars

Mars - Red Planet

Known as the Red Planet, it has a rocky surface and it’s the forth planet in the Solar System.

Fire

Red Fire

Fire emits long wavelengths which produce colors ranging from yellow, orange and red.

Hair Red

Red Hair.

Red hair is the rarest of hair colors, and it can range from darker red brown shades to a lighter ginger color.

Blood

Blood we know is the fluid that courses through our veins and provides oxygen to our organs.