A new strain of the honeysuckle flower is being cultivated for its ability to reduce the amount of smog and pollution in the air.
Researchers are currently testing the 'Green Junkie' strain and its abilities to work as a natural "urban air filter." It has been cultivated to have more of the smog-absorbing abilities that regular honeysuckle plants have, with researcher producing plants that have many more of the "hairs" that honeysuckles use to suck up pollution. The company 'MyEarth' has been able to make the honeysuckle "crave more carbon dioxide" with a special organic fertilizer.
The cultivation of this plant strain is extremely important as it ensures that there are natural and cost effective methods of reducing pollution in highly populated areas around the world.