Violet originated as one of the colors in the wavelength of light. It has made its own place in nature. It defines the beauty, grace, and power that nature holds. It also resembles the future, dreams, and inspirations of mankind.
Violet has been closely associated with royalty. A few centuries ago, royalties in Europe and the West wore purple dresses as status symbols. He was so famous in the royalty that the Persian king, King Cyrus, wore a violet tunic as his royal uniform.
Fun Facts About Violet Things In Nature
Certain interesting and funny observations of Violet Things in Nature:
- If anything appears violet in the sky or light – you know it as a combination of red and blue.
- If any flower, bird, insect, etc is violet – you know it is because of anthocyanin.
- Above are only a few things in nature that are violet. The list is never-ending.
- New things are discovered every day. We never know which might be violet.
- Violet may symbolize certain emotions. But humans make sure it changes according to its presence in different things.
Such a royal color makes me wonder if to find them in nature. Let us join on a roller-coaster ride and find violet-colored things. Are You Ready?? If yes, then what are you waiting for read below:
Violet Things in Nature
May Night Salvia:
The spiked flower graces garden borders with a 1-2 feet height in Western USA. Being non-poisonous does not render them edible. Ironically, growing in harsh cold weather, this flower prefers full sunlight like any other Salvia. So next time you find a big garden, do not forget to see them gracing the borders.
Spotted Dead Nettle:
Got space in a garden that is not required for playing, Spotted Dead Nettle is ready to grace the spot. This flower grows on the ground with minimum footfall in the ground in and around them. A soothing delight to the eyes and an add-on to a beautiful multi-colored garden, making the best use of space.
Hey! Don’t tell me you forgot the violet color in the rainbow. Whenever we see a rainbow we admire its multiple colors, the violet is the last of the seven colors in the rainbow. According to experts, it is developed by a mixture of red and blue. Violet truly enhances the value of the rainbow.
Amethysts is one of the semi-precious stones gifted by nature. Traditionally, its possession has been believed to protect sailors from getting drunk. Followed by myths of keeping the mind calm during battle and miraculous healers. True to its beliefs or not, cannot deny its beauty at any cost.
The buttercup family plant anemone is common;y a violet-colored flower with its color variants. Easily being scattered by the wind has also made it called windflowers. On any next trip to a temperate and subtropical region do not forget to look for them.
Confused, how can asparagus be violet?? Well, violet asparagus exists and is commonly grown in Italy. It is mild in taste but a bit sweeter than the green one. It has the maximum amount of natural sugars than other varieties of asparagus and they have traditionally been used as medical supplements.
Betta Fish also known as Siamese Fighting Fish are popular pets for any fish lover. Their domestication began more than a thousand years ago. With their flowing fins and tails, they are found in many colors. However, violet betta fish has left its own mark even now being a rare species.
The traditionally favorite flower of the USA is profoundly found in parts of Europe and Asia. It consists of six to seven petals of five to six inches each. They grow in perfectly sunny areas.
Elderberries, the name itself is mouthwatering. Do not forget to cook them before eating. Uncooked elderberries and their plant leaves are highly poisonous. Often mistaken as blueberry or blackberry, elderberries are violet in color.
The calcium and potassium-rich figs are violet in color. It helps increase bone density. The active member of the mulberry family is edible. It is widely grown in West and South Asia. It is widely used across the globe to make jams.
Foxglove Blossoms are tubular-shaped blooms. They are highly poisonous flowers, containing toxic cardiac glycosides. Consumptions can lead to severe symptoms like headache, nausea, skin irritation, and diarrhea.
Kindly do not confuse it with the garlic consumed. The beautiful garlic plant produces flowers that have violet petals with white bulbs. It is an essential ingredient in soups and salads. Its petals serve as a perfect garnisher for any dish. Apart from diet, it is a good mosquito repellent with its crushed leaves applied on the skin.
Yes, there are violet grapes as well. They are sweeter than green grapes. They are commonly referred to as concord grapes. It is rich in flavonoids and phytonutrients. The presence of anthocyanin makes its color violet.
Hellebore Blossoms are violet poisonous flowers. The entire plant from which it grows is poisonous. It was popularly used as a poison by Romans. Though growing in sun, they are shade-loving plants.
Hollyhock Blossoms bloom in mid-summer on tail spikes. It traces its origins in Southwestern China. It was imported into Europe before the 15th century. Though non-poisonous Hollyhock blossoms can cause skin irritation. They are sweet in flavor and are widely used in salads.
Acai berries are the berries that contain the highest amount of antioxidants. This makes it maximum for protecting humans from call damage. But it can suppress diet as well. A single bunch contains five hundred to nine hundred berries. They are largely cultivated in Brazil. It has been a staple food of Brazil for centuries.
It is a traditional Italian vegetable. It has a nutty flavor than the green varieties. It is often consumed with different types of dips. Widely recommended by dieticians to be included in the diet because it is high in fiber and low in fat.
Black Cap Basslet:
Black Cap Basslet is a violet-colored fish. It is considered a peaceful fish simply because of its habit to stay alone. They are not shy also as they spend most of their time in open water. It is carnivorous, eating only surviving species. It will not consume any dead meat.
Often grown in temperate regions, canterbury bell blossoms are another violet thing in nature. Interestingly, they are known to fertilize all by themselves. Looks like bees are saved from the effort!! Okay Okay jokes apart, but the nectar from these flowers is known to produce the sweetest honey. Looks like the bears are having a treat. They are the best choice to give your gardens an informal look.
Yes, cauliflowers are also violet, thanks to the presence of anthocyanins in them. They have more antioxidants than their white counterparts. The presence of anthocyanins has rendered them the healthiest cauliflower. Its consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease and reduce inflammation.
One of the rarest corals is the violet coral.l It is found in the waters off the west coast of North America from California to Baja California. It takes a lot of time for violet corals to grow. In twenty-five years you can only find a growth of 1.5 inches.
Delphinium blossoms have always been considered a protective plant. It symbolizes cheer and goodwill. Often encouraging them to move forward after losing a loved one. It is native to Northern Africa. They have a musky smell and are definitely inedible.
Smells good, don’t they!! Well, it is no hidden secret that lavenders are widely used to make perfumes across the globe. But interestingly its oil has begun to gain importance. Lavender oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory healing minor burns and bug bites.
Lapidolite is a lithium-rich violet-colored stone. It is a part of the mica mineral group. The presence of manganese makes it violet in color. It is also called the Stone of Transition, Peace, and Grandmother Stone. Often it is worn by people to maintain emotional balance and inner peace.
The lilac flowers belonging to the olive family Oleaceae are found in the hills of the Balkan Peninsula. It is known for its fresh and soft scent and petals. They symbolize spirituality with purity and innocence. Lilac essential oils are also popular apart from perfumes. Lilac oils help reduce fever and anxiety.
The lupin flowers are found across North and South America. They are a part of the legume family. They have a sweet florid smell. They are known to attract a lot of butterflies and bumblebees.
Mangosteens are fruits that grow in and around the Indian Ocean. Its origins are not known exactly but are found in Southeast Asia, India, and South and Central America. The fruit is inside the inedible violet rind. It easily becomes rotten in a short period of time.
Vanda orchids are violet orchids. They symbolize respect, admiration, and dignity. They grow in hay meadows, woodland, and often on roadside verges. They prefer non-acidic soils. They start flowering between April to June. The violet orchid plant has a life of 20 years.
The genus Pulsatilla contains about 40 species of herbaceous perennial plants native to meadows and prairies of North America, Europe, and Asia.
The passion fruit is a native fruit of Portugal. The violet-colored passion fruit is smaller than its other varieties. It is popularly known as Krishna Phal in India. It has low calories. It is rich in fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants. The fruit is inside the rind which is the only edible part. The seeds in the fruit are also edible. However, excess consumption can lead to gastrointestinal distress.
The rare violet peony flower symbolizes uniqueness and positive energy. They are found in Asia, Europe, and Western North America. They have been growing in China since 500 BC.
Yes, plums are also violet in color. They are rich in polyphenol antioxidants. They help in improving bone health. They are fully edible except for the seed inside them. They prevent macular degeneration, thus preventing blindness. It is popularly known as Aloo Bukhara in India.
Absolutely right!! There are violet-colored varieties of potatoes as well. They have a nutty flavor and smell like chestnuts. They do not lose color even after being cooked. They are also rich in antioxidants. They are recommended to diabetic patients across the globe due to their low sugar content.
Sweet potatoes also come in violet variants. They are mildly sweet and taste similar to wine. They take more time to be cooked than other sweet potatoes. They can be safely stored for one or two weeks. Make sure the storage is cool and dry.
Himalayan Black Salt:
Don’t go by the name of Black Salt!! Himalayan Black Salt contains certain granules that are violet in color. They are a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. In India, it is commonly referred to as Black Salt.
Opal basils are also called violet basils or purple basils. Violet basils are less aromatic than green basils. The leaves are darker and smaller than green basils. Opal basils are edible and widely used for garnishing.
Carabus Violaceus are violet-colored insects. They are predators that hunt at night. They survive on other insects. They can be easily spotted around the grass as more insects exist. Slugs are their favorite. So next time do not forget to look for them in your garden.
Violet Bell Peppers:
Yes, bell peppers are also violet in color apart from green, yellow, and red. Though violet on the outside they are green on the inside. They taste just like green bell peppers. You may expect the same bitter and grassy taste as green bell peppers.
Carrots are also violet apart from their red and orange counterparts. You may find them rare because they are. But they are not a recent development. They have been on earth for centuries. Even today they are cultivated and eaten in certain parts of Central Asia.
No, not yellow, violet corn. Another unimaginable thing gifted by nature. Yes, corns are also violet. They have been cultivated in Peru, and South America. It is another antioxidant-rich addition to your diet. Additional benefits apart from those contributed by anthocyanin are plenty.
Violet Emperor Butterflies:
Violet Emperor butterflies are the rarest butterfly species on earth. They started declining long back. Thus, becoming a rare species in the 20th century. They are also known as brush-footed butterflies due to the long hairs on their front feet. It is the most fearless butterfly and definitely not poisonous.
They are commonly found near swamps and wetlands which are their natural habitat. They have been declining in number because of the decrease in swamps and wetlands. They definitely fly like other birds but are also good swimmers. You may even spot them walking on water lily pads. They feed on insects, fish, eggs, etc.
Violet grenadiers are a common sight in Eastern Africa. They have a lifespan of seven years. Among other birds, you can differentiate between male and female grenadiers. Thanks to the difference in their plumages. These birds are herbivores. They eat seeds, small plants, leaves, etc. You can spot them in a flock always apart from the breeding season. In breeding season, grenadiers stay in pairs.
These tanager family birds are native to Southern Brazil. Although male violet honeycreepers have been spotted in South America as well. Interestingly, all violet honeycreepers are believed to be male. Females are believed to be green, red, etc.
Like bell peppers, kale is also violet in color. Often used in garnishing, violet kale is definitely edible. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. Especially Vitamins A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber.
Violet Backed Starling:
Violet-backed starling or amethyst starling belongs to the Sturnidae family. You can easily differentiate between male and female violet-backed starlings. The male has a violet head and back but the underparts are pure white.
Ochre Sea Star:
Ochre sea star is a violet starfish found in the Pacific Ocean. They are referred to as Pisaster ochraceus. They are not poisonous at all. They have spikes that are capable of piercing human skin. The spike may be poisonous. They have a lifespan of twenty years.
Are you a hummingbird fan? Well, here we present the beautiful violet brewing. It is the largest hummingbird in Mexico and Central America. It has a height ranging from thirteen centimeters to fifteen centimeters. You can easily spot them in the forest as they fly low. Despite being large the violet brewing is not at all aggressive.
Quartz is also violet in color, the perfect mixture of oxygen and silicon. It is one of the most valuable stones among quartz. They were rare in history. Until the 18th century, they were only restricted to being used by royalty. British Crown jewels and Swedish Crown jewels are proof.
Yes, apart from the regular white, radishes are also violet. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin, C, and fibers. They can be eaten both raw and cooked. The skin of the radish is also edible. They have a neutral taste. They are hard to add to their crispy flavor. They are perfect for salads adding color to them.
It is also sometimes referred to as red lettuce. It resembles normal romaine lettuce having violet tips. They have a mild buttery taste along with the bitterness of regular lettuce. They are rich in folate and Vitamin C. They can be eaten both raw and cooked. Another perfect ingredient for salads and soups.
Western Violet-Backed Sunburn:
Also known as Longuemare’s sunbird belonging to the Nectariniidae family. Thus, giving perfect justice to its shiny violet color. They usually stay in tropical climates.
The violet rhododendrons enhance the beauty of a bunch of rhododendrons. They mostly grow in cold climates. However, these flowers bloom particularly in the month of May.
Violet Scabiosa Blossoms:
Scabiosa Flowers belong to the honeysuckle family. They symbolize death and widowhood. It has been used in history as a herbal medicine. Africans often used them to treat colds and fevers. They are nectar-rich flowers. Thus, attracting lots of insects and butterflies. They are capable of growing in well-drained sandy soil. It can grow in acidic, alkaline, and neutral soils.
Sodalites are sodium-rich stones. Thus, earning the name sodalite. They are hard and light stones. They are considered fragile stones. They are widely used as ornamental gemstones. They were first discovered in 1811. They were first found in West Greenland. Before that, they were a valued mineral in North Chico civilization.
No, we are not talking about the violet spinal cord. We are talking about a spine which is a stone. Its name has just been derived from the spine. It also comes in violet color. It is considered the birthstone for the month of August. It is a common gift item for couples celebrating their twenty-second anniversary. According to Mohs Scale, it has a hardness of 8. They are less attractive than the red spinel.
Spondumane is a mineral stone consisting of lithium aluminum inosilicate. It is considered a source of lithium. Triphane or Spondumane also comes in violet color. It is one of the rarest stones in the world.
Violet tulips are considered the finest tulips on earth. No doubt they symbolize royalty. They are commonly called Queen of the Night Tulip. Interestingly, they are often used to gift brides on their marriage day. They essentially bloom during mid-spring. They are a popular flower in Europe and Central Asia. They can be a perfect flower to add to your garden.
Verbena blossoms come in varied colors. Violet verbena is an addition to the beauty of these flowers. They bloom from spring to winter. They are massively found in Europe, North America, and South America. They are not poisonous to humans.
Violet Sea Snails:
Also called janthina, violet sea snails have existed for centuries. They have been spotted in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and eastern Tasmania. Apart from seas, they are also found in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Indian Ocean. They are found floating in the sea.
Yes, I can imagine your jaw-dropping while reading this subheading. A violet galaxy exists in space known as the phantom galaxy. It is also known as a purple galaxy or Messier 74 (M74). It is thirty-two million light years away from Earth.
Sugilite is a mineral stone that also comes in violet color. It consists of sodium, potassium, lithium, silicate, and manganese. It is known to remove negative emotions from the one that carries them. It is found in South Africa, India, Australia, and Italy.
Japanese Maple Tree:
You can easily spot a maple tree in Japan. Violet maple trees in Japan are also called purple ghosts. These trees can survive both in the sun and shade. Their small height has made them suitable for gardens. It is narrower and straighter than other trees. It grows best on sandy soil or loam soil. It cannot grow on clay soil.
Another jaw-dropping discovery is the Violet Tomatoes. This antioxidant-rich fruit is assumed to fight best against diseases. The tomato has a sweet and smoky flavor. It is acidic like other tomatoes. They have a longer shelf life than regular red tomatoes. They are mostly eaten raw. They are often used in salads and sandwiches.
Beautyberries are also violet in color. They are grown in shrubs mostly. Violet beautyberries are edible like other beautyberries. They are eaten both raw and cooked. Though they are not very tasty like other berries. They are often consumed in the form of jelly giving a grapelike taste. High moisture content has made it a favorite of birds, mosquitoes, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
The knowledge of violet things in nature can infuse questions in the human mind. Let’s jump to some of them before we miss out.
Can Infusing anthocyanin can make things violet in color?
That is subject to discussion after experts carry out a biotechnology experiment. But certain experts believe that the presence of anthocyanin makes the thing violet.
Why is violet present on earth?
Nature has bestowed the earth with various colors. Just like other colors or creatures, its presence cannot be questioned.
What makes violet unique?
It is not easy to differentiate violet from other colors. It has the strangest electromagnetic wavelength.
What is the color value of violet?
Its RGB values are (127, 0, 255). It consists of 33% red and 67% blue.
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