Jonathan Drori

The beautiful tricks of flowers

13:48 •
Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDSalon London Spring 2011
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Email

In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.

Jonathan Drori
/ Educator

Jonathan Drori commissioned the BBC's very first websites, one highlight in a long career devoted to online culture and educational media — and understanding how we learn.  Full bio.

TED Talks are free thanks to support from