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Volume 31, 1898
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Mr. J. S. Tennant exhibited specimens of the nitrogenous nodules found on the roots of leguminous plants. The specimens were of unusual size, and were on the roots of lupins growing at the Ocean-beach Sandhills.

It was pointed out that the plant was very beneficial to sandhills, not only by fixing the sand, but at the same time enriching the soil through the bacterial action in the root nodules.