Tangle of vegitation inhabits Drexel University science building

    It might seem an unlikely sight, but a large string of vegetation growing on the wall of Drexel University’s new science building is serving quite the purpose.

    In a story from NewsWorks reporter Carolyn Beeler, the wall of plants, including Algerian ivy, ficus and hibiscus, stretches up five stories.

    The wall of plants are certainly something to see, but they serve a much more important purpose.

    Biology professor Jacob Russell says the root systems of the plants remove indoor pollutants, acting as a giant filter.

    Click here to read the entire story and see pictures of the ivy.

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