Welcome to our list of things that are green!
In our list we’ve included objects, characters, animals, buildings, food, drink – as many categories of things we could think of as possible! We hope we’ve covered what you’re after in our list of things that are green.
Here’s a visual list of things that are green:
Hopefully that visual list of green things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are green:
- Avocado: A creamy fruit with green flesh, textured green skin and a large pit.
- Kale: A dark green vegetable part of the cabbage family. Popular in salads and can even be eaten dried as chips.
- Basil: An annual herb that is used to flavour savoury food.
- Green Tea: A tea made from camellia leaves and buds that haven’t been oxidised.
- Broccoli: A dense vegetable with florets that make it look like a small tree.
- Brussels Sprouts: A healthy green vegetable that looks like a small cabbage.
- Kiwi Fruit: A tangy fruit with a fuzzy brown skin.
- Edamame: Baby soybeans. Commonly eaten fried and with salt.
- Seaweed: Seaweed can be eaten pickled, dried, or as a topping for soups and stir fries.
- Green Beans: Young beans that are eaten within their pod.
- Capsicum: Also known as a bell pepper or simply a pepper. Comes in red, green, yellow and orange.
- Asparagus: Also known as garden asparagus or sparrow grass. Green shoots that can be cooked and eaten in savoury meals.
- Cactus Pear: Also known as Barbary fig or prickly pear. A type of cactus that has culinary uses.
- Guacamole: A condiment made out of mashed avocadoes.
- St. Patrick’s Day: A cultural celebration that celebrates the death day of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The day is famous for green festoons and alcohol.
- Clovers: Also known as trefoil. A flowering plant that is known as a symbol of good luck.
- Lime: A tangy, sour citrus fruit with green skin.
- Zucchini: Also known as courgette or baby marrow. A type of summer squash with a long green body and a soft rind.
- Green Apples: Typically more sour and tangy than red apples.
- Spinach: A dark green leafy vegetable that is high in iron.
- Mint: A green herb that is used to flavour food and drink.
- Artichoke: Also known as the globe artichoke, French artichoke and green artichoke. A type of thistle that is eaten as a vegetable.
- Pesto: A thick, herby green sauce made of garlic, pine nuts, salt, basil and olive oil.
- Jalapeno: A medium-sized green chili.
- Pea: The small, soft seed found in pea pods. Known for being a good source of plant-based protein.
- Wasabi: Also known as Japanese horseradish. A green paste used as a condiment commonly eaten with sushi.
- Collard Greens: A type of leafy vegetable.
- Cabbage: A leafy green and white vegetable.
- Beet Greens: The long green leaves of beetroot plants.
- Celery: A marshland plant with a long stalk and thin leaves. Eaten in salads and soups.
- Watercress: Also known as yellowcress. A type of aquatic plant in the cabbage family. Commonly eaten in sandwiches or with salads and soups.
- Romaine Lettuce: A type of lettucs with sturdy dark green leaves. Tolerant of heat.
- Swiss Chard: A vegetable with dark green leaves and red stems.
- Arugula: An edible plant with a bitter and peppery taste.
- Bok Choy: A type of chinese cabbage that doesn’t grow in heads like Western cabbages.
- Kai Lan: A dark green, leafy Chinese vegetable commonly eaten in soups and stir fries.
- Okra: Also known as ladie’s fingers or ochro. A flowering mallow plant with edible seed pods. Commonly eaten in stir fries.
- Turnip Greens: The green leaves of turnip roots.
- Cucumber: A creeping bine that grows long green fruits with a fresh and mildly sweet taste. Commonly eaten in salads.
- Grape Leaves: The large, serrated green leaves of grape vines.
- Bitter Gourd: Also known as bitter melon, bitter apple, bitter squash and balsam-pear. A long green fruit with a bumpy surface and a very bitter taste.
- Calabash: Also known as bottle gourd, white-flowered gourd, Tasmania bean and long melon. A vine that grows pale green gourds.
- Chayote: Also known as pipinola and choko. An edible gourd that is light green on the outside and white on the inside.
- Coriander: A herb that is also known as Chinese parsley and cilantro. A herb that is used to flavour soups, salads and stir fries.
- Green Chili: A spicy berry-fruit in the capsicum family.
- Kohlrabi: Also known as German turnip. A vegetable that looks similar to a green turnip. Can be eaten cooked or raw.
- Leek: A vegetable that is related to onion, garlic, chives and scallions.
- Microgreens: Vegetables that are harvested just have developed leaves.
- Ridge Gourd: Also known as luffa. A plant that is eaten as a vegetable.
- Snake Gourd: A subtropical vine also known as serpent gourd and padwal.
- Chlorophyll: A green pigment that turns algae and plants green.
- Olives: A small fruit that grows on trees. Is eaten and also pressed for olive oil.
- Pears: Mildly sweet fruits that are grown globally. They look similar to apples but with an elongated top.
- Matcha: A light green powder made from grinding processed green tea leaves.
- Pepitas: Also known as pumpkin seeds. Dark, grey green edible seeds.
- Sugar Snap Peas: Also known as snap peas. An edible pea pod with a crisp texture and sweet taste.
- Tarragon: A perennial, aromatic herb.
- Fennel: A flowering plant that is used as a herb.
- Rocket: A leafy salad vegetable with a sharp, peppery taste.
- Pandan: Tropical trees also known as screw palm or screw pine. The leaves can be used for fibre, clothing and food.
- Banana Leaves: Large, waterproof leaves that are used to wrap and cook food in tropical areas.
- Spring Onion: Also known as scallions. A vegetable with a milder taste than other onions.
- Green Grapes: A berry that grows on vines. Comes in red and green varieties and can be eaten raw or fermented for alcohol.
- Honeydew Melon: A green melon with a smooth rind.
- Broccolini: Also known as baby broccoli. Looks similar to broccoli but with longer stalks and smaller florets.
- Choy Sum: Also known as choi sum or cai xin. A Chinese vegetable with dark green leaves.
- Smoothie: A thick drink made from juice, fruits and vegetables, and sometimes sorbet and ice.
- Cactus: A fleshy, desert-dwelling plant that has spikes on it.
- Cordial: A non-alcoholic fruit drink concentrate.
- Grasshopper: An insect known for their high jumps and chirping noises.
- Tree Python: A bright green tree snake that can read 2m in length and hunts small animals.
- Tree Frog: A green frog that spends most of its life in trees.
- Green Stink Bug: Also known as the green solider bug. A bright green, shield-shaped bug.
- Lizards: Reptiles which come in many patterns, sizes and shapes.
- Parrot: Brightly coloured birds that are mostly native to tropical and subtropical areas.
- Beetle: Insects with hard wing-cases.
- Mantis: A green insect with a leaf-like thorax and large eyes.
- Lacewing: A small green insect with large, transparent wings that have a lacy pattern.
- Chameleon: Lizards that are known for their ability to change colour and pattern.
- Green-headed Tanager: Brightly coloured birds that eat fruit.
- Lemongrass: Also known as oily heads, citronella grass, fever grass, barbed wire grass and malabar grass. A type of grass with a strong lemon scent.
- Dill: A green herb used to flavour savoury food.
- Kaffir Lime Leaf: A leaf that is used to flavour soups and curries.
- Chives: A flowering and edible plant that is related to onions.
- Parsley: A leafy herb used to season meals.
- Oregano: Can also be known as wild marjoram. Has purple flowers and is used as a herb.
- Curry Leaves: Leaves used to season curries.
- Fiddle Lead Fig: A flowering plant with large, violin-shaped leaves.
- Dragon Tree: A category of trees and succulents with green foliage.
- ZZ Plant: Also known as the zanzibar gem, zuzu plant, emerald palm and eternity plant. An ornamental houseplant that is hard to kill.
- Ponytail Palm: A palm tree that has long leaves flowing outwards like a ponytail.
- Calathea: A flowering plant that is commonly grown as an ornamental houseplant. Known for their fussiness and need for humidity.
- Snake Plant: Also known as mother in law’s tongue. Sturdy plants with thick, patterned green leaves.
- Aloe Vera: An evergreen succulent that is widely used in skincare and to treat sunburns.
- Pothos: A plant most commonly known for their pointed, slightly arrow-shaped leaves.
- Monstera: A dark green creeper known for their fenestrations (leaf holes).
- Succulents: Plants that are fleshy and retain water.
- Jack in the Pulpit: A woodland plant that is also known as wake-robin, cuckoo-plant and wild arum.
- Hellebore: A flower also known as Christmas rose, Lenten rose and winter rose (although not actually a rose). Has green petals and is commonly poisonous.
- Bells of Ireland: Also known as Bells of Ireland or shellflower. A tall plant with green leaves and flowers.
- Peperomia: Plants that are commonly grown as decorative houseplants. Popular varieties include raindrop peperomia and watermelon peperomia.
- Philodendron: A common houseplant known for its heart-shaped leaves.
- English Ivy: A climbing plant with patterned green leaves.
- Spider Plant: A common houseplant known for its ease of care and patterned leaves.
- Arrowhead Vine: A brightly coloured houseplant with arrow-shaped leaves. Also known as goosefoot, African evergreen and arrowhead plant.
- Hoya: A flowering plant with typically thick green leaves.
- Cast Iron Plant: Also known as bar-room plant. A flowering plant that is commonly grown as a houseplant. Known for being easy care.
- Fern: A plant that reproduces through spores rather than flowers or seeds.
- Elephant Ear (plant): A houseplant with very large, decorative leaves.
- Leaves: The vascular part of the plant stem that turns brown and orange during autumn.
- Bushes: A small to medium-sized perennial shrub.
- Jade: A mineral that is culturally important in East Asian countries. Commonly used for jewelry and decoration.
- Fluorite: Also called fluorspar. A mineral that commonly comes in pink and green.
- Emerald: A green precious gemstone that is known for their colour and inclusions.
- Eye: Human eyes can come in a range of green shades.
- Katydid: Also known as bush crickets. An insect that can camouflage well with green leaves.
- Turaco: Green birds with red eyes and a fluffy tuft atop their heads.
- Aphid: Sap sucking insects.
- Chinese Water Dragon: Also known as Asian water dragon and green water dragon. A large green lizard that can grow up to 1m in length.
- Iguana: Herbivorous tropical lizards.
- Boomslang: A highly venomous green and black snake.
- Caterpillar: The larval stage of butterflies. They come in many different colours, patterns and sizes.
- Mung Beans: Also known as green gram, moong, monggo and maash. A type of olive-green legume.
- Budgie: Also known as shell parakeet or common parakeet. A small bird with a blue-green belly and a yellow head.
- Soursop: A spiky fruit that grows on the annona muricata tree.
- Grass: Flowering plants grow horizontally along the ground.
- Football Field: A playing surface for football. A large, flat, green grassy area with markings for the field of play.
- Golf Course: Grounds where golf is played. Made up of a fairway, hazards and holes.
- Baseball Field: Also known as a baseball diamond. A field where baseball is played. Made up of a grassy flat area and a sandy pathway for running.
- Pool Table: Also known as a pocket billiards table. A large table covered in green felt with six pockets for catching and holding balls.
- Garden Hose: A flexible, commonly green tube for passing water.
- Green Light: Traffic lights have red, yellow and green lights.
- Christmas Tree: Typically pine trees, both artificial and natural.
- Fireworks: Decorative explosives that scare many household pets.
- Moss: Small, flowerless plants that grow in dense “blankets”.
- Lily Pad: Also commonly called water lilies. Aquatic plants with flat, circular leaves that float atop the water.
- Pine: A conifer tree with long, thin leaves known as “needles”.
- Pickle: A pickled cucumber.
- Watermelon: A large fruit with a thick green rind.
- Dragon: A mythical creature that was typically green with leathery wings and scales.
- Gamora: A green-skinned character from Marvel (Guardians of the Galaxy).
- Green Arrow: A character created by DC. A hero who uses a bow and arrow.
- Green Goblin: A villain from the Spiderman franchise.
- Green Lantern: Multiple superheroes from DC comics.
- Gumby: A claymation character from the children’s cartoon show Gumby.
- Kermit: A muppet in the form of a green frog who is dating Miss Piggy.
- Leprechaun: A small mythical creature from Irish folklore.
- Mike Wazowski: One of the main protagonists from Monsters Inc.
- Oscar the Grouch: One of the inhabitants of Sesame Street. Lives in a trash can, is shaggy, green and aggressive.
- Shrek: The main protagonist of the Dreamworks movie Shrek.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Four sibling mutant turtles who use martial arts to fight crime.
- The Grinch: A fictional character made by Dr. Seuss.
- The Incredible Hulk: A superhero with super strength.
- The Wicked Witch of the West: The main villain from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Yoda: A wise Jedi alien from the Star Wars franchise.
- Starbucks Logo: The green logo of the famous coffee shop franchise.
- Holiday Inn Logo: The logo from the hotel chain.
- Sprite Logo: The logo of the soft drink.
- Holly: A plant with small red berries and spiky, dark green leaves.
- Tourmaline: A precious gemstone that comes in a variety of colours.
- 1-UP Mushroom: The green spotted mushroom from Mario Bros. that grants an extra life.
- Luigi: The fictional Italian plumber from Mario Bros.
- She-Hulk: The fictional superhero created by Marvel.
- Yoshi: The bulbous green dinosaur created by Nintendo.
- Bulbasaur: One of the basic starter Pokemon in the Pokemon franchise.
- Rex: The plastic green dinosaur from Toy Story.
- Turtwig: A basic starter Pokemon in the shape of a turtle.
- Tinkerbell: The green-wearing fairy from Peter Pan.
- Creeper (Minecraft): Fictional, hostile NPCs from the video game Minecraft.
- Aventurine: A type of quartz that is typically green. A semiprecious stone.
- Tsavorite: Garnets that are green rather than red.
- Chrysoprase: A type of chalcedony with even banding of green.
- Peridot: A precious gemstone that is olive green. Popular in jewelry-making.
- Malachite: A semiprecious stone with green and white banding.
We hope this list of green things was useful and that you found what you needed!
We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “green” with our visual gallery of green things and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.
Thank you for visiting Thing Database!