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CLIP 12796

Parasitic Plant

Parasitic Plant
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Key Info
  • Parasitic Plant
  • Duration: 02:40
  • The surface of the flower looks like a rotting corpse and smells like rotting fish. This attracts the blowfly. Inside the flower there is liquid pollen, when the fly goes in to investigate the pollen rubs off on its back. This clip from Private Life of Plants was first published on Nature Video Collections: bbc.co.uk/nature/collections. Please note this clip is only available in Flash
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Green Plants: Reproduction

  • Keywords: plant, flower, parasite, pollination, cross pollination, nature video collection
Ideas for use in class
  • When learning about pollination. Pupils could design their own plant which would be attractive to other animals, they could then describe how the plant is pollinated.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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