What are interactive plant labels?

Plants Map makes it easy and affordable to order custom, interactive plant tags or signs. Our signs have something you won’t find on other tags – a QR code or NFC chip that directly connects your plants to a smartphone. Touch the chip or scan the code to open the plant’s unique page on PlantsMap.com and then you can edit notes and add photos to the plant page. Visitors to your garden can scan to read the story of your plant and see photos of it in all seasons. Now anyone can add attractive, long-lasting plant identification to any landscape or plant collection.

Products and Prices



Plant Tags



Plant Sign


20″ Stakes –  $6.25 each
16″ Stakes – (Coming in November)

Plant Tag Stake

  • Black anodized aluminum stake
  • Options: 3M VHB permanent adhesive strips or removable 3M Dual Lock™ strips.
  • 12″ stake –  Discontinued
  • To only order stakes and tree hardware please use this form.

Tree Mount Hardware Set

$1.50 each
Tree Hardware Collage

  • All components are stainless steel.
  • Set includes 2 washers, 1 spring, and 1 #10 deck screw
  • The #10 deck screw is 2.5″ long, 3/16″ diameter and has a T-25 star head
  • See Best Way to Attach An ID Sign.
  • To only order stakes and tree hardware please use this form.

How do I begin an order?

  • Create a free sign-in to begin an individual profile or if you want to add an organization profile.
  • Begin your digital plant library using our My Plants Map tools.
    • Free basic profiles are limited to 24 plants and 4 collections. Subscription tiers with unlimited plants, collections, and enhanced services can be found on our pricing page.
    • Subscription tiers can adopt core plants via the Plant Finder to quickly add plants to your My Plants Map library.
    • Premium Profiles who have their plants in a spreadsheet can contact us about importing your plants to your profile.
  • Begin your order using our My Tags ordering process.

Can I customize the tag or sign?

Quantity Discounts

  • Plus Profiles receive a 5% discount on tag and sign orders.
  • Premium and Resource Profiles receive a 10% discount on tag and sign orders.

Shipping & Taxes

  • Shipping and handling averages $15 within the Contiguous United States. The My Tags order form summary uses this amount for the estimate.
  • We will provide a quote for the shipping cost for orders sent outside of the contiguous United States
  • We charge sales tax for all orders where appropriate. The My Tags order form has a field to enter information for tax-exempt organizations and we’ll email you to get your certificate for our files. Only state-approved current exemption certificate forms are accepted.

Need more help?

We have an extensive ‘Help’ section with posts that answer questions about our tags and signs and many other Plants Map questions. When people ask a new question, we try to write a blog post to answer those questions because we know that if we haven’t made it clear, then others probably have the same question!

We’ve completed our transition to having Goodwill Industries handle our inventory, printing and shipping. This is a great partnership and a win-win for both Plants Map as we continue to grow, and for the people participating in the job skills training program through Goodwill. Click to read more about our partnership.

Order a sample box and we’ll send you one of each of the items we sell:

  • 1 “Franklin Tree” Tag
  • 1 “Dawn Redwood” Sign
  • 1 Stake with VHB tape
  • 1 Dual-Lock set
  • 1 Tree Hardware set

Shipping is included.

Price: $25


I teach a Mountain Ecology course at a boarding school for high school boys in Virginia. Over the years the students in this course have built and developed an Interpretive Trail on campus. After discovering Plants Map, I quickly realized it was a great way to create a digital record of the numerous tree ID signs that have been created over the years. We have also utilized PlantsMap's ID tags for numerous trees on the school's Front Lawn. Plants Map is a great tool to help my students generate content and create a reference database for others. The database is also proving to be instrumental as we seek Arboretum status with ArbNet.

Cory Woods Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs; Blue Ridge School PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs June 1, 2017

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I serve on a team, along with 5 other Master Gardener, Tree Steward volunteers at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. We recently began working with Charles Gardener the CW Arborist on a project to create an arboretum in the Historic Area. At the very beginning, we were referred to PlantsMap.com by Eric Wiseman, Ph.D. At VA Tech, as a place that would allow us easily to create a map and develop an inventory base that would be easily accessible by the public who visit Colonial Williamsburg, in person or online.

We found that Plants Map offered the complete package, that not only allowed us to download a significant amount of data for each of the trees and woody shrubs in the collection, but also provided a means of linking that data through their QR tags that we used to label the entire arboretum. The tagging system available through Plants Map is very affordable and connects seamlessly with the website to allow visitors to self-guide their own tours through the Arboretum.

The tags from Plants Map are durable, easy to read and come with complete mounting kits for trees or stakes. We have ordered over 175 tags and are very happy with the quality of the product.

None of us were technical wizards and with the generous advice and assistance patiently provided by Bill Blevins, our task became easier and more manageable as we completed our work. The result is that the Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum is currently a fully accredited Level I arboretum certified by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program (ArbNet.org), maintained by the Morton Arboretum. Our application for Level II status is presently pending.

Bill and Tracy provide a personal service that associates our organization with other similar organizations throughout the country and allows us to keep current with happenings in plant-based endeavors elsewhere. Theirs’ is a true labor of love for nature and gardening that is a great fit for any organization, large or small, that wants to preserve and share information about the natural world. I highly recommend Plants Map if you are looking for a way to manage your plant information.

Rick Brown Master Gardener, Tree Steward Volunteer, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs March 1, 2019

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We ordered Plantsmap's ID signs; the staff was extremely helpful, the ID signs were great quality and were delivered quickly. Don't hesitate to order from these folks!

Dona Bergman Grants Manager PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs May 25, 2017

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I love these tags! Being a home gardener, they are not only durable and affordable, but they link to the pages that I use to track what is in my gardens and how are they growing. I have the ability to put exactly the information I want on the tags -- In my case Latin name, Common name and then using "TEXT" I include whether the plants are native to my county, my state etc. Plants Map is one of my favorite tools in my gardens here on Indigo Lane.

Betty Truax Gardener PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs April 1, 2019

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My garden has grown up with Plants Map. The trees and shrubs are all mapped on Plants Map. Each tags helps me quickly access information about that plant and its story. My backyard feels like a botanic garden with the durable tags from Plants Map!

Brad Grimm Gardener PlantsMap.com, Interactive Tags & Signs June 12, 2017

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