(Of a plant) propagate itself by seed: (as adjective self-sown) a batch of self-sown seedlings
More example sentences
- Plants left standing through winter may self-sow, resulting in seedlings for new plantings or to give away.
- In the rock garden, where the soil is not disturbed by digging, they self-sow prolifically and each spring there are many baby plants.
- Rocket left to go to seed will self-sow so prolifically all over the garden that only once in your life do you have to fork out for a packet.
Definition of self-sow in:
- The British & World English dictionary