The blue of berries isn't blue at allTim Barribeau9/15/12 12:00pmFiled to: biologyScienceEvolutionberriesOpticstweetFb18EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Color in nature is a strange thing. Usually, we see directly reflected pigments, but some animals and plants have evolved ways of displaying colors without actually having those colors — what's known as structural color. This is pretty well understood in insects, but it happens in plants, too. In fact, the most strongly blue plant in existence isn't blue at all — it's just very strangely reflective.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.