Things That Are Blue In Nature

Welcome to our list of things that are blue in nature!

Whether it’s flowers, animals or places, there is plenty of beautiful blue in nature and we’ve included them all in this list. Blue is generally seen as a very calming, serene colour, so being around blue things can be a very peaceful experience. We hope you find what you’re looking for and that you find our list of naturally blue things useful!

Here’s a visual list of things that are blue in nature:

  • Sky: The sky looks blue to us since air scatters more blue light than red.
  • Ocean: The body of water that makes up most of the planet. Appears blue since water absorbs red light.
  • Eyes: The coloured part of the eye is called the sclera.
  • Blueberry: A small, dark purplish-blue berry commonly eaten in cereal and indesserts.
  • Crayfish: Also known as electric blue crayfish, sapphire crayfish or the Florida crayfish. A type of freshwater crayfish that is a bright, light blue.
  • Gas Fire: Depending on oxygen supply and other molecules, flames can be blue.
  • Hydrangea: Also known as hortensia. A plant with colouring that ranges from pink, purple, white and blue.
  • Blue Pansy: A type of viola with bright petals.
  • Blue Tang: Also known as the surgeonfish. This is the species of fish that Dory from Finding Nemo was modeled on.
  • Blue Jay: A jay native to North America.
  • Blue-Ringed Octopus: A highly venomous species of octopus found in coral reefs and tide pools.
  • Blue Crab: A crab with blue claws and a mottled brown shell.
  • Blue Starling: Also known as the Greater Blue-Eared Glossy Starling. A very common woodland bird.
  • Blue Shark: A species of requiem shark that prefers cooler waters.
  • Grape Hyacinth: Also known as muscari. A type of bulbous plant with clusters of round, blue, berry-shaped flowers.
  • Forget-Me-Not: Small flowering plants with pink, white or blue flowers.
  • Peacock: A type of bird with showy feathers and a bright, jewel-blue body.
  • Macaw: Long-tailed, colourful parrots with a yellow belly and blue wings.
  • Cornflower: Also known as bachelor’s button. A flowering plant with fluffy blue petals.
  • Blue Starfish: Also known as blue sea star. A species that lives in shallow waters.
  • Sea Slug: An invertebrate with different patterns and colours across species.
  • Siamese Fighting Fish: Also known as the betta. A popular fish due to its frilly, showy fins.
  • Hibiscus: A type of flowering plant with frilled, large petals.
  • Borage: Also known as starflower. A herb with light blue-purple flowers.
  • Periwinkle: A flower with light blue-purple petals.
  • Blue Footed Booby: A marine bird with a white body, brown wings and bright blue feet and legs.
  • Geranium: Brightly coloured flowers with frilled petals that range in colour greatly.
  • Morning Glory: A trumpet-shaped flower which is brightly coloured and ranges in pattern and colour.
  • Bellflower: Flowers which range in colour from light blue to violet. Grows in long clusters.
  • Blue Heron: A heron with steely-blue feathers.
  • Blue Spotted Pufferfish: A pufferfish which has light blue spots.
  • Clematis: A star-shaped flower with petals that vary in colour.
  • Kingfisher: A small bird with brightly coloured feathers. Has a yellow belly, blue head, back and wings, and a grey beak.
  • Splendid Fairywren: A bird in the wren family. Also known simply as the splendid wren or the blue wren. A small bird with blue feathers all over.
  • Ulysses Butterfly: A butterfly with blue wings and black wingtips.
  • Iris: A type of flowering plant with long, curled petals that range in colour and pattern.
  • Agapanthus: A plant with small, trumpet-shaped flowers.
  • Blue Dandelion: A perennial herbaceous plant with bright blue flowers.
  • Delphinium: Also known as larkspur. A plant that grows vertical stacks of light blue flowers.
  • Impatiens Flower: Also known as jewelweed, touch-me-not, snapweed and patience. Small flowers with flared petals.
  • Ribbon Eel: Also known as the bernis eel or leaf-nosed moral eel. An eel with a bright blue body and yellow face.
  • Bluestar: A type of plant in the dogbane family with long, thin petals which are a pale, light blue.
  • Blue Dacnis: Also known as the turquoise honeycreeper. A small bird that lives in forests and woodlands.
  • Humphead Wrasse: A large fish with a lump on its head and a blue body. Lives mainly on coral reefs.
  • Balloon Flower: A herbaceous perennial with flared flower petals.
  • Aster: Small flowers with thin, bright petals and yellow centres.
  • Anemone: Five-petalled flowers with bright colours and round petals.
  • Sweet Pea: A flowering climbing plant with tendrils and round petals.
  • Butterfly Pea Tea: Also known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea. Has flared, blue-purple petals.
  • Blue Corn: Also known as Hopi maize, rio grande blue and yoeme blue. A variety of corn with a dark blue-purple colour.
  • Purple Potato: A variety of potato with a dark blue-purple colouring.
  • Veronica: A plant that grows small blue-purple flowers in vertical stacks.
  • Blue Marble Tree: A rainforest tree with edible (yet bitter fruit).
  • Blue Daisy: Also known as the blue daisy bush or blue felicia. A hairy flower with in daisy family.
  • Globe Thistle: Also known as echinops. A flowering plant with spiny foliage.
  • Love in Mist: A flower with layered, light blue petals.
  • Hyacinth Macaw: A macaw with blue feathers all over and yellow lining around the eyes and beak.
  • Blue Morpho Butterfly: A butterfly with bright blue wings with black wingtips that have white spots.
  • Lungwart: A flower with five round, sturdy-looking petals. Ranges in colour from pink to purple to blue.
  • Dart Frog: A species of frog with a wide variety of bright colourings.
  • Sage: A herb that grows light blue-purple flowers.
  • Blue Marlin: A large fish with a long, pointed spear-like bill.
  • Columbine: A type of flower with a downwards-facing head. Has flared bluish-purple petals.
  • Siberian Squill: A plant with small downwards-facing flowers. Has long, thin petals that are light blue in colour.
  • Himalayan Blue Poppy: A four petalled flower with light, icy-blue petals.
  • Salvia: A genus of plants that grows flowers that vary widely in colour, one of them being blue.
  • Gentian: A flower with large, trumpet-shaped blooms that are a vivid blue.
  • Blue Calla Lily: A flower with a single, rounded, cone-like shape.
  • Ipomoea Flower: Flowers with a flared, trumpet shape.
  • Honeycreeper: A small bird with a blue body and black wings.
  • Blue Dasher (dragonfly): A dragonfly with a largely blue body.
  • Flax: Also known as common flax or linseed. Used for textiles and food. Has blue flowers.
  • Lobelia: A plant that flowers in large clusters. Deep, vivid blue-purple in colour.
  • Mazarine Blue Butterfly: A butterfly with mostly blue wings.
  • Blue Damselfly: A dragonfly with a mostly blue body.
  • Sea Holly: A flower with spiny petals and a cone-like centre.
  • Lupine: Small, blue-purple flowers that grow in vertical cones.
  • Desert Bluebells: Trumpet-shaped flowers with vivid blooms and very round petals.
  • Clam: Giant clams have many colours, especially on their interior.
  • Blue Coral Snake: Long, thin snakes with a red tail and head and a dark blue body.
  • Blue Dragon: Also known as the sea swallow, blue angel, blue sea slug and blue glaucus. A shell-less mollusc with black and blue colouring.
  • Steelblue Ladybird: A round, small bettle with an iridescent blue-green shell.
  • Electric Blue Gecko: An endangered species of lizard that lives in Tanzania. Also known as the turqoise dwarf gecko or William’s dwarf gecko.
  • Blue-Headed Agama: A type of lizard with a yellow body, blue tail, and is blue from the shoulders up.
  • Bluestripe Garter Snake: A snake which has a black body with light blue stripes on either side.
  • Bachelor Button Flower: A round, fluffy flower with bright blue petals.
  • Carpathian Blue Slug: A fleshy mollusc with a deep blue body.
  • Spix’s Macaw: A macaw with a blue body and light grey head.
  • Asian Fairy-Bluebird: A medium-sized bird with a blue body, black head, wingtips and tail. Lives in tropical forests.
  • Freesia: Fragrant, cone-shaped flowers which are commonly grown as ornamentals.
  • Monkshood: Also known as aconite, wolfs-bane, mousebane, devil’s helmet and queen of poisons. Extremely poisonous.
  • Blue False Indigo: Also known as blue wild indigo. A plant which grows in woods, streams and in open meadows.
  • Scabiosa: Part of the honeysuckle family. A fluffy flower with many layers of petals. Also known as pincushion flowers.
  • Georgia Blue: A plant which grows tiny blue flowers in dense clusters
  • Moor Frog: A frog with a light blue body and white belly.
  • Spring Starflower: Small flowers with six pointed petals.
  • Germander Sage: An evergreen perennial which grows blue-purple flowers.
  • Eastern Blue Gopper: A type of wrassed with an entirely blue body (which is brighter and more vivid around the head.)
  • Harvestbells: Also known as soapwort gentian. A tall plant which sprouts light blue-purple flowers.
  • Indigo Milk Cap: Also known as the blue milk mushroom. A species of mushroom with a blue tinge.
  • Blue Lithospermum: Also known as blue lithodora or heavenly blue. A bush that grows small blue flowers.
  • Bluecrown Passionflower: A bush that grows small round flowers with mildly pointed petals. Has a pattern of yellow, black and light blue.
  • Mountain Bluebird: A medium-sized bird with a light-coloured belly and black eyes.
  • Blue Fringed Daisy: Bright flowers with very thin, fringed-looking petals.
  • Eurasian Blue Tit: A small bird with a yellow belly, blue back, wings and top of the head (and white cheeks).
  • Glory-of-the-Snow: Small flowers which bloom early.
  • Campanula: Also known as bellflowers. Brightly coloured flowers that grow in dense bunches.
  • Myosotis: Also known as scorpion grasses. Little blue flowers that grow in small bunches.
  • Waterfall Azure Mist: Small flowers that range in colour from a light bluish-lilac to a vivid blue.
  • Poorman’s Weatherglass: Also known as scarlet pimpernel. These are small flowers with five petals that grow in either light orange or blue varieties.
  • Mountain Larkspur: A tall plant which grows thin-petalled, brightly coloured flowers.
  • Birdbill Dayflower:  A bright blue flower with three round petals.

We hope this list of naturally blue things was useful and that you found what you needed!

We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “naturally blue” with our visual gallery of things that are blue in nature and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

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