Plants Behaving Badly | Sex & Lies


Plants Behaving Badly airs on WSKG TV May 10, 2017 at 10pm

Join us as we conclude Plants Behaving Badly with in depth look at orchids, whose exotic flowers are shaped to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species” shook the scientific world and far beyond. Yet it was his next book, devoted entirely to orchids, which filled in gaps and firmed up his revolutionary ideas. Orchids have an ethereal beauty, whether growing hundreds of feet up in a misty rainforest or along the verges of busy suburban roads. But their exotic flowers are shaped for just one purpose: to draw in pollinators.