Plants Behaving Badly

Premiered May 3, 2017

Two groups of plants exhibit such intriguing behavior that a century and a half ago they attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. These same plants, the orchids and the carnivorous plants, still fascinate scientists today. In two one-hour films, Plants Behaving Badly reveals a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller.

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Video thumbnail: Plants Behaving Badly  A “Symbiotic Bond"

Plants Behaving Badly

A “Symbiotic Bond"

Roridula Plants depend on Pameridea bugs to process trapped insects.

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A “Symbiotic Bond"

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Plants Behaving Badly

A “Clever Adaptation”

Orchids deceive insects into helping them, using tricks, including the promise of sex.

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A “Clever Adaptation”

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Video thumbnail: Plants Behaving Badly The Venus Flytrap

Plants Behaving Badly

The Venus Flytrap

Scientists have finally worked out how the Venus flytrap can close its trap so quickly.

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The Venus Flytrap

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Plants Behaving Badly

Next on Episode 2

Learn how orchids use sex to lure pollinators.

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Next on Episode 2

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Video thumbnail: Plants Behaving Badly Official Trailer

Plants Behaving Badly

Official Trailer

Take an in-depth look at the intriguing behavior of orchids and carnivorous plants.

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Official Trailer

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