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Flowers That Look Like Dogs [Do They Really Exist?]

Flowers that look like animals and birds like dogs, cats and doves have always been a whimsical wonder found in nature.

In general, there are many flowers in existence with ‘dog’ in their name, but none look like dogs. For instance, Dog Rose, Dog Bane and Dogwood plants do have vibrant flowers, but they do not have an uncanny resemblance to dogs. However, true to its name, the Wet Dog plant does smell like a wet dog.

Thus, read on to learn everything you need to know about flowers that look like a dog.

Are There Flowers That Look Like Dogs?

Amidst the endless creativity of mother nature, there are thousands of flowers with different shapes and colors.

But unfortunately, there are no flowers that look like dogs or have dog-like features. Though, interestingly there are flowers that look like corn dogs.

Meanwhile, some flowers look like a cat. So, one might even say in the race of flowers resembling dogs or cats, cats won the race.

In addition to these plants, there are flowers that look like animals, birds and even eggs, just not dogs. Don’t you think it is a bit unfair to us dog lovers?

However, there are plants that are named after dogs despite not having noticeable dog-like features in them. And the honor is what counts more, after all.

dog tooth violet
Do you know Dogtooth violets are spring ephemerals as they emerge in the Spring and flower before the trees leaf out?

So, here are a few plants or flowers that may not look like dogs but have a dog in them.

  • Dog Rose: A deciduous shrub of the rose family, Rosaceae. It can grow up to 6-9 feet tall and produce pink or white sweet-smelling flowers.
  • Dogwood: An ornamental plant with beautiful white, pink or red edible flowers. It can grow up to 20 to 40 feet tall, depending on the varieties.
  • Dogbane: The name sounds like dog ban and is true because these plants are toxic to dogs and cats. It is a herbaceous plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall.
  • Dogtooth Violet: A flowering plant with vibrant flowers of color yellow or white. It is a medicinal plant profusely used to treat ulcers, wounds and diarrhea.
  • Wet Dog plant: A deer-resistant plant that smells like a wet dog. It can grow about 3 to 6 feet tall in full sun or partial shade.
  • Dog Fennel: A tall, herbaceous perennial plant that is toxic and inedible for consumption by humans and animals.

Editor’s Note

Flowers That Look Like Other Animals & Birds!

Some flowers like Pampas grass, Monkey and Dove Orchids share an uncanny resemblance with the Cat tail, the face of the monkey and the white dove in flight, respectively.

Further, there are even flowers with face-like structures, skulls, and trees with faces. So, you can try adding them instead of flowers that look like dogs.

All The Best!