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Plants Behaving Badly

Sex & Lies

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Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.

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Plants Behaving Badly

Murder & Mayhem

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants.

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Murder & Mayhem

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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.

2:50

A “Clever Adaptation”

2:50

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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

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Learn how orchids use sex to lure pollinators.

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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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