Sown by wind, water, or other natural means, as some weeds, instead of by people or an animal.
Not deliberately planted but just growing, often in a garden from wild seed - usually refers to domestic plants and to plants that have escaped and become naturalised.
Self-sown Sentence Examples
In central Scotland, forests occur of Pinus sylvestris; and, in south-eastern England, extensive plantations and self-sown woods occur of the same species.
Here they found the "self-sown" wheatfields and vines of Leif's Vinland, and here accordingly they settled and built their huts above the lake (1004-1005).
As on his outward voyage, Leif was again driven far out of his course by contrary weather - this time to lands (in America) "of which he had previously had no knowledge," where "self-sown" wheat grew, and vines, and "m&sur" (maple?) wood.
This expedition, too, found "grapes and self-sown wheat," though seemingly not in any great abundance.