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Sex, Lies, and Orchids

With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green-thumbs, and romantics alike. Marc Hachadourian, the New York Botanical Garden’s curator of orchids, describes some of the deceptive methods orchids use to manipulate species into becoming their pollinators.

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With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green-thumbs, and romantics alike. Marc Hachadourian, the New York Botanical Garden’s curator of orchids, describes some of the deceptive methods orchids use to manipulate species into becoming their pollinators.