Oh, Behave!

Monday, Aug 28, 2017



Credit: Courtesy of ©Terra Mater/Parthenon Entertainment_Steve Nicholls

Plants Behaving Badly takes an in-depth look at the intriguing behavior of orchids and carnivorous plants. They have evolved three ways of trapping insects: sticky flypaper-style traps, mousetrap-like snap traps, and pit-fall traps—pitchers filled with liquid and digestive juices to drown and digest prey. Operating in  a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller, carnivorous plants have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction!

Watch it tonight at 8pm on WGBH World. More airings

Tags: August 2017

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