Species group lists are for categorizing species into logical groups for reporting purposes. For example, a default list is provided with VGS that categorizes most of the species included in the USDA PLANTS Database into four simple groups: Annuals, Forbs - Perennial, Grass - Perennial, and Woody Species. Currently, species group lists are only used in a couple of standard VGS reports.
Members are added to a species group list using a species lookup by clicking below the column header "Species Code." After selecting a species, simply enter a desired category into the "Categories" column.
NOTE: Enter categories with consistent spelling and spacing to avoid misspelled categories appearing as distinct groups during reporting.