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1. The transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma of the same flower; autogamy.
2. The transfer of pollen from an anther of one flower to a stigma of another flower on the same plant; geitonogamy.

self′-pol′li·nate′ v.


v.i., v.t. -pollinated, -pollinating.
to undergo or cause to undergo self-pollination.
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Heirloom seeds are from plants whose flowers self-pollinate.
First, there is an impressive body of literature that shows that many orchid species self-pollinate when pollinators are rare or absent (Burns-Balogh & Bernhardt, 1988; Catling, 1990; Neiland & Wilcock, 1998).
Sweet peas self-pollinate just before the flowers open and so no cross-pollination can therefore take place.
Unfortunately, very few tillandsia species will self-pollinate if you have only one plant, or offsets that originated from the same plant (i.
So even if the plants self-pollinate, you can get different and interesting flowers.
Others, like tomatoes and raspberries, can self-pollinate but produce more, larger, or better fruit with the help of pollinators--in the case of tomatoes, 45 percent more fruit compared to self-pollination alone.
In a different study, Abronia umbellata breviflora, however, was observed to self-pollinate and set viable seed in a greenhouse (McGlaughlin et al.