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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.
(Botany) (of plants) growing from seed dispersed by any means other than by the agency of man or animals. Also: self-seeded
sown by itself, or without human or animal agency, as a plant grown from seeds dropped from another plant.