self-sown

[self-sohn]
adjective
  1. sown by itself, or without human or animal agency, as of a plant grown from seeds dropped from another plant.
  2. sown by any agency other than humans, as of a plant grown from seeds scattered by birds or the wind.

Origin of self-sown

First recorded in 1600–10

self-sow

[self-soh]
verb (used without object), self-sowed, self-sown or self-sowed, self-sow·ing. Botany.
  1. to sow or propagate itself naturally from seeds that have been dropped.
Also self-seed [self-seed] /sɛlfˈsid/.
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self-sown

adjective
  1. (of plants) growing from seed dispersed by any means other than by the agency of man or animalsAlso: self-seeded
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