The process by which pollen is transferred from the pollen producing section of the plant to the pollen receiving part of the plant of the same flower or another flower of the same cultivar.
Fertilization of flowers by pollen from the same plant. The contrasting term is cross-pollination or outcrossing.
When the ovary of a flower is fertilized ( pollinated) by the pollen from the same flower. Flowers which are self-pollinated do not require pollinators. Because the flowers do not cross with other plants, all of the genetic material comes from a single parent.