Beautiful and sometimes strange, flowers have evolved to become masters of seduction, deploying an arsenal of complex strategies: colours, smells, landing strips, all-you-can-eat buffets or happy hours; they do everything in their power to attract the pollinators that are key to their reproduction.
The Sexual Life of Flowers reveals the seduction operation playing out before your unsuspecting eyes. From the beautifully fragrant honeysuckle to the wondrous Amazonian giant waterlily, you'll discover the many tricks and wiles used by flowering plants to attract the bees, birds and other insects that are integral for their reproduction.
Simon Klein holds a joint PhD in Biology from the University of Toulouse and Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). He works for the French Office of Climate Education, creating material aimed at governments and institutions to better understand the science behind climate change. He regularly speaks to the public in both French and English.
"A fascinating treasure trove for plant lovers and gardeners alike."
– Frances Tophill