The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

If you don’t have your own electron microscope, you’ll enjoy this entertaining video from TED and an accompanying article in the UK’s Guardian. Jonathan Drori showcases some of the most incredible pollination strategies among the world’s quarter-million flowering plants. Naturally, orchids are some of the stars of the show. With dazzling photos, his talk highlights Darwin’s Orchid, Oncidiums, Lady Slippers, and many more. The floral trickery includes ultraviolet patterns, insect mimicry, landing strips to guide pollinators, and even a strangely mammal-like Philodendron from Brazil (that last one starts at the 9 minute mark.) Flower lovers will find this a beautiful and fascinating talk on these evolutionary miracles.

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10 Comments on “The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers”

  1. Megan Dobrogeanu Says:

    The video was amazing! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

  2. Hershel Rabassa Says:

    Just killing some in between class time on Digg and I found your article . Not usually what I choose to examine, but it was completely worth my time. Thanks.

  3. cb378 Says:

    It is the second entry I read tonight. I watch some video but it is very long. The part I watch was good. Thank you.

  4. Julie the Orchid Gardener Says:

    really loved the article added to my favourites

  5. Elena Ramirez Says:

    Thank you..really informative!!

  6. dariaBX Says:

    Very valid, pithy, succint, and on point vid. WD.

  7. Beatriz Delgadillo Says:

    Great Example of a Premium WP Blog…

  8. flowers Montreal Says:

    Thanks for the post, The video was amazing, and article is really nice.

  9. Frank Scaife Says:

    Amazing article, lots of intersting things to digest. Very informative

  10. Seth H. Says:

    really loved the article added to my favourites