Discovering Killer Plants

Dr Kira Allman filmed and edited this video with Dr Chris Thorogood of the University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden. With nearly 6,000 species of plant living in the botanic garden, Chris here focuses on perhaps the most dramatic ones: those which kill.

How did nineteenth century scientists and writers make sense of carnivorous plants? Where is the line between fact and fiction? How does a carnivorous plant work? Dr. Chris Thorogood of Oxford University’s Botanic Garden answers these questions and more in this mini-documentary!

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