19 Unique Dog Names Inspired by Plants

19 Unique Dog Names Inspired by Plants

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Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here are some ideas inspired by plants if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own.

 

Kozo

The Japanese word for "paper mulberry", a tree whose fibers are used to make traditional Washi, a type of paper.

 

 

Noni

A tropical fruit-bearing tree in the coffee family.

 

 

Ash

A genus of flowering tree in the olive and lilac family.

 

 

Karvy

A medicinal plant native to India with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-rheumatic properties. Karvy only flowers once every 8-10 years!

 

 

Teak

A tropical hardwood tree whose weather-resistant wood is often used to make ships and outdoor furniture.

 

 

Ginkgo

A species of tree whose relatives have been found in fossils dating back to 270 millions year ago.

 

 

Senna

A large genus of flowering plants in the legume family.

 

 

Jujube

The common name for Ziziphus jujuba, otherwise known as "red date" or "Chinese date". It is a shrub with edible fruit that are eaten raw or dried.

 

 

Mungo

A type of bean closely related to the mung bean that grows in the Indian subcontinent.

 

 

Konjac

The common name of the Asian plant Amorphophallus konjac that has an edible corm, or bulbo-tuber.

 

 

Tansy

A yellow flower native to temperate Europe and Asia that is invasive in North America. 

 

 

Oleander

A beautiful flowering plant that contains the deadly poisons oleandrin and neriine.

 

 

Poppy

A flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae.

 

 

Emmer

A type of wheat that was one of the first domesticated crops in the Near East. It is one of three hulled wheats known as "farro".

 

 

Ashoka

A common name for two plants, Saraca asoca and Saraca indica, both native to south Asia. Saraca indica is a medicinal plant that is used in Ayurvedic traditions to treat gynecological disorders. The bark is also used to combat oedema or swelling.

 

 

Suki

A hybrid Nepenthes pitcher plant that is a cross between Nepenthes rafflesiana and Nepenthes sibuyanensis.

 

 

Kutjera

A species of edible "bush tomato" native to Australia.

 

 

Pepo

Cucurbita pepo is the scientific name of the cultivated gourd whose varieties include pumpkin and acorn squash. It has been domesticated in the New World for thousands of years.

 

 

Zeuxine

A genus of tropical "verdant jewel orchids".

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