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self-sow

(sĕlf′sō′)
intr.v. self-sowed (-sōd′), self-sown or self-sowed, self-sow·ing, self-sows
To reproduce or spread by natural dispersion of seed: a plant that self-sows readily.

self-sow

(or self-seeding) A term that describes a plant that, without assistance, sheds viable seed which germinate around the parent plant.
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It is a low-growing, billowy ground cover that moves softly through the garden, self-sowing where the soil is well-drained.
For its 36 years, Pilobolus has been a self-sowing organism, generating collaborative dances from within its own family.
SELF-SOWING and pollinating so new colours appear from time to time - 5 for pounds 5.
Other good candidates are self-sowing seedlings including Californian poppies (Eschscholzia californica), hellebores, Verbena bonariensis and wallflowers.
It's a mix of corn cockle, godetia, honeywort, and California poppies that came up on its own several years ago and has been self-sowing for repeat performances ever since.
My garden consists almost entirely of perennials, bulbs, self-sowing biennials and self-sowing annuals.
One of the most rewarding buttercup family plants is the self-sowing annual larkspur or delphinium (Consolida ajacis).
Then the plant can be left to perpetuate itself by self-sowing.
Although columbines are considered short-lived perennials, the plants in Taylor's garden replenish themselves by self-sowing so freely that she has never had to replant.
When planted in well-drained soil, this species is famous for producing ever-renewable crops of seedlings and flowers through self-sowing.
Working with both perennials and self-sowing annuals, producers create mixes that start flowering early in spring.
This woody fuchsia has propagated itself through self-sowing, which has allowed a cluster of stout seedling specimens to grow up around the original plant.