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Red is a relatively rare color in nature that is primarily associated with hot elements such as fire, lava and the sun. Due to its relative rarity and association with intense and dangerous elements of nature, red is often used to capture attention. For example, a fruit or flower that uses an intense red to attract animal attention. The following are common examples of red in nature with a few examples of prominent cultural uses of the color.
Acerola
Amaryllis
Annatto
Anthurium
Apples
Autumn Leaves
Barns
Beets
Bell Peppers
Black Widow Spider
Blood
Blood Orange
Bloodwood
Brass
Bricks
Bronze
Burning Bush
Butterflies
Camellia
Cardinals
Carnations
Carnelian
Cashew Fruit
Cayenne
Cedar Wood
Cherries
Chestnuts (reddish brown)
Chili Peppers
Chokeberries
Christmas
Cinnabar
Circassian Seeds
Coffee Berries
Copper
Corn Snakes
Crabs
Cranberries
Crawfish
Currants
Dragon Fruit
Dust
Figs
Fire
Fire Ants
Fire Engines
Garnets
Geranium
Goji Berries
Goldfish
Guarana
Hair
Hibiscus
Holly
Hot Coals
Humboldt Squid
Irish Setter
Irish Terriers
Jasper
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Kidney Beans
Koi
Ladybugs
Laser Light
Lava
Lily Beetle
Lingonberries
Lips
Lobsters
Lychee
Macaws
Magma
Maple Leafs
Mars
Morgan Horses
National Flags
Nectarines
Neon Lights
Newts
Octopus
Paprika
Pimiento Peppers (center of green olive)
Poinsettia
Poison Dart Frog
Pomegranate
Poppies
Prickly Pear
Radicchio
Radishes
Raspberries
Red Algae
Red Azalea
Red Bananas
Red Begonia
Red Carrots
Red Chrysanthemums
Red Clay
Red Coral
Red Dachshunds
Red Diamonds
Red Dwarfs
Red Elderberry
Red Fireworks
Red Foxes
Red Grapes
Red Howler
Red Lotus
Red Meat
Red Mushrooms
Red Onion
Red Orchid
Red Panda
Red Pears
Red Plums
Red Quartz
Red Sand
Red Snapper
Red Soil
Red Spider Lily
Red Spinach
Red Spinel
Red Squirrels
Red Tea
Red Tide (red algae blooms)
Red Tourmaline
Red Tulips
Red Zircon
Redwood
Rhubarb
Rooibos Tea
Roosters
Roses
Rosewood
Rubies
Ruby Ball Cactus
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Rust
Saffron
Sandstone
Sangria
Starfish
Stop Signs
Strawberries
Sunrises / Sunsets
Sweet Potatoes
Terracotta
Tomatoes
Traffic Lights
Valentines Day
Watermelon
Wine

Red Foods

Red foods are often red due to the pigments known as anthocyanins, lycopene or carotenoids. Fruits and berries are red as means to attract seed disperses such as birds and mammals.

Red Animals

Red is a relatively rare color for animals that can serve functions such as camouflage or social signaling. In some cases, an animal is red because its diet is rich in a organic red pigments. For example, lobsters are typically brown or green but can become red due to a diet of algae and plankton that contain the pigment astaxanthin.

Natural Red Things

Natural red things beyond the foods and animals listed above. These are mostly flowers, astronomical objects, hot things and earthy substances that contain iron oxide, better known as rust.

Red Materials

Red materials including naturally red woods, metals, bricks and rocks. Many of these are reddish as opposed to a pure red color. For example, the orangish red color of metals that contain copper or the brownish red of woods such as rosewood.

Red Gems & Stones

Red stones commonly used in decorations and gemstones such as garnet. Of all red stones, rubies deserve special mention as one of the cardinal gems. The cardinal gems are the gemstones which were most valued in antiquity namely diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Other Red Things

Other notable examples of red things including iconic and symbolic red things.
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