This page aims to provide a list of some common, and some not so common and obvious yellow things in nature. This will include flowers, animals, anything biological or any form of natural phenomenon.

Yellow is both a primary and secondary color depending on what color model you use, and it has many positive associations, and a few negative ones, depending on the shade of yellow.

Yellow Things in Nature

Plants/ Flowers


Dandelion picture.

The dandelion, also known as Taraxacum is a common yellow flower, often found on lawns and fields. They are well-known for their white floating seeds.  

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose mine.

The Rose is a very popular flower of the genus Rosa. It’s commonly given to others as a sign of affection.



Daffodils are a spring time flowering plant. Its scientific name is Narcissus.



The Sunflower is a large daisy, and they originated from the American continents. They are very popular in North America, and in areas of Europe. These large flowers are often used for their seeds and oil.

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose.

The evening primrose (oenothera stricta) is a fragrant blossoming flower with four large petals.


Yellow Marigolds.

Marigolds are popular flowering plants known for their vibrant colors and distinctive scent. They belong to the Asteraceae family and are native to North and South America. However, now they can be found in many other parts of the world, including parts of Europe.

Common Ragwort

Common Ragwort.

The common ragwort is native to Europe. However, they were later introduced to other parts of the world. They contain alkaloids which are toxic to livestock.

Goldencup St. Johnswort

Goldencup St. Johnswart.

The Goldencup St.Johnswart, also known as Hypericum patulum, is a shrub that can grow to a height of 1 meter. Its flowers can bloom anytime during the summer months.

Yellow Things – Fruit & Vegetables


Yellow Lemon.

The Lemon fruit, or its scientific name the (Citrus Limon). These sour fruits are often used in food and drinks in small amounts to enhance flavor.

Passion fruit

This tropical fruit is native to South American regions. The outside is often a dark red or yellow color, and the edible insides are yellow. 



These tend to grow in warm tropical countries and environments, and they are one of the most commonly consumed fruits throughout the world.


The Mango fruit is a yellow orange color. The tropical tree which produces the fruit grows in India.


Bell peppers commonly grow into a variety of bright colors, including yellow.


Corn, are seeds which grow from long cereal grass. 

Yellow Things – Animals


Yellow Bee.

Many species of bees have a yellow and black coloration. As well as their color, they are commonly known for their ability to sting, and to produce honey.



Wasps share a couple of similarities with bees, such as their yellow and black coloration, plus their ability to sting. However, they are not classed as bees.



Lions are a pale sandy yellow tint, which helps them to blend in with the African Savannah.  

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever.

Golden retrievers are popular medium sized domesticated dogs. They tend to have pale yellow or sandy colored fur.


Yellow Butterfly.

These fluttering insects are known for their attractive and bright colored wings.



Hoverflies look very similar to wasps with their yellow and black coloration, and they are often confused with them. Other names they are known by: Syrphid flies, and Flower flies.

Crab Spider

Yellow Crab Spider.

Crab Spiders can be found in a few different colors. They can range from black to a strong yellow color, including patterns that combine multiple colors.


Yellow Sea Horse.

Seahorses are strange looking fish, they are part of the Hippocampus genus, and they can be found in a range of different colors.


Ladybugs are most commonly known for having a pretty red patterned coloration. However, yellow ones can also be found in nature.

Fire Salamander

These look more like lizards. However, they’re amphibians, and they have a black and yellow, sometimes orange coloration. 

Golden Frog

This frog is also known by a few other names, such as the golden poison arrow frog, or golden dart frog. It tends to range from yellow to orange in color.  


Macaws can be found with almost every primary and secondary colored feathers.


The Cockatiel is a type of small parrot. They are commonly kept as pets. Its body tends to be gray, with white on its wings, and a yellow coloration on its head.

Burmese Python

The Burmese python is a large snake with patterned skin. It has a tan to yellow color variation.

Eyelash Viper

This venomous snake has a unique appearance in a few different ways, one of which is its bright yellow appearance.

Ghost Crab

These crabs are often found in warm tropical locations. They often have white claws, with the majority of their bodies being yellow.

Yellow Weaver

The yellow weaver is also known as the eastern golden weaver. This bird can be located in the southern and eastern regions of Africa, and it’s mostly yellow in color.

Cape Weaver

The cape weaver is similar to the above mentioned yellow weaver. It generally can be found in the south region of Africa.

American Yellow Warbler

The yellow warbler, as the name suggests is yellow. It’s very common in America, particularly north America.


Aphids are insects that feed off tree sap. They can be found in a variety of colors.

Yellow Gemstones


Yellow diamonds.

Diamonds come in all different colors, including yellow.


Citrine yellow gemstone.

The Citrine is a type of quartz crystal. They can be found with a yellow to orange coloration.

Yellow Things – Other


Yellow Fire.

Fire generally burns with a yellow to orange flame.



The sun is considered to be yellow, or perhaps orange in color. Yellow is generally the color that we see during a sunset or sunrise.


Saturn the yellow planet.

Saturn is very distinguishable by its rings and yellow color. It’s also the second largest planet in the solar system. Like Jupiter, it’s classed as a gas giant.