Plants Behaving Badly

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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The Venus Flytrap

02:39

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


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A “Symbiotic Bond"

03:09

Roridula Plants depend on Pameridea bugs to process trapped insects.

A “Clever Adaptation”

02:50

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