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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.

Episodes

Season 1
Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are...
Season 1
Recently scientists have shown that many more plants are carnivorous than we ever thought...


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

Upcoming Episodes

Fri 3/8, 2:00pm
Murder & Mayhem

Recently scientists have shown that many more plants are carnivorous than we ever thought. Welcome to the world of killer tomatoes and murderous potatoes. But even the more obvious carnivorous plants — sundews, flytraps and pitchers — are...

Fri 3/15, 2:00pm
Sex & Lies

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.