Here at Label Bar, we are industry leaders for supplying labels for the health and safety industry, with clients benefiting from our experience of more than 10 years in the field. Experts at providing the largest variety of labels that you could need, here we will draw our focus to our range of plant labels.

What are Plant Labels?

A typical plant label will relay two specific bits of information: the common name and the botanical name. The common name is the name that most people will be familiar with in everyday use, such as rose, snapdragon or spider plant. The botanical name is the scientific name, with the first part in Latin and usually depicted in italics on the plant tag. This describes the genus, or group, the plant belongs to and its species. Furthermore, this name also includes the cultivar and classifies the plant also with regards to the colour, leaf and petal shape. For example, the name for the aforementioned plants may be rosoideae, antirrhinum or chlorophytum comosum.

The Importance of Plant Name Labels

Scientific or botanical plant name labels refer to the ICN (International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants). As so many plants have differing common names depending on the language, this allows for a single name that is accepted and in use across the globe. In English, when we refer to plants, we have no way of describing their animacy, referring to them as ‘it’. This is the say way we speak of objects, not taking into account that they are living things. By at least giving plants their name labels, this at least strengthens our relationship to nature, especially giving younger generations a chance to learn about plants in a world that is often far removed from the natural world, with advances of technology often tempting us away from it.

Plant Labels at Label Bar

Here at Label Bar, we offer two different styles of printable plant labels from our base in the UK. One that you will most likely see when wandering around botanical gardens is the stick-in-plant labels, which stick inside the plant pot. Secondly, we have loop lock, self-ties, which are often seen when looking to purchase plants, and can also be used as tool and plant hire label. Either option also includes the option to use laser printers or thermal transfer printers, so make sure you select the correct printable plant label to work with your printers. Additionally, we stock Sharpie twin-tip permanent marker pens, which can be used directly on the plant labels.

Contact Us If you are interested in finding out more about our range of plant labels, please get in touch with us via our web contact form, or by emailing us at You can also speak to a member of the team directly by calling us on 01325 525 675. We would be glad to assist you with any queries you may have for us.

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