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Why seeds disperse?

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02/19/2008

Seeds disperse to avoid competing with their parent.

An acorn seed sprouting underneath the canopy of its parent tree would be starved for sunlight and would most probably die. An acorn that was hidden by a blue jay under a rock in an open field (and then forgotten) would have an excellent chance of growing to maturity. (Providing something didn't come along and eat it.)