Dog Days of Summer: Good Dog!

By Nicole Tarnowsky

Aug 1 2019

Dogs have a special place in our lives, as trusting companions and members of the family.

Although in earlier points in history dogs were not necessarily revered¹,  I prefer to see these dog themed plant names as celebrating the favorite traits of our canine friends. Whether it's Dog's Tail Grass wagging in the wind, Hound's Tongue looking like your best friend trying to lick your face, or the Dog's Nose fungus which is arguably the cutest part of a dog, these plants represent good dogs!


¹Haber, T. B. (1963). Canine terms in popular names of plants. American Speech 38(1): 28-41. Retrieved 3 July 2019 from

Mabberly, D. J. (1996). The Plant Book. (6th ed.) Cambridge, Great Britain. Cambridge University Press.