self-pollinate

[self-pol-uh-neyt, self-]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), self-pollinated, self-pollinating.
to undergo or cause to undergo self-pollination.

Origin:
1885–90

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If submersed, the flowers self-pollinate while remaining closed.
The pogonia appears to self-pollinate by mechanical processes.
The species does not self-pollinate in the wild and bees or honeybees are the
  presumed pollinators.
Plants can self-pollinate so they don't need any help to make seeds.
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