Before seeds can be formed in tundra plants, they must be pollinated . Tundra plants are pollinated mostly by winds, yet some plants are pollinated by bees, flies and other insects. Plants can also self pollinate, by receiving pollen from their own plants.
Plants in the tundra can also clone each other to procreate . Underground stems called runners are sent out by these plants. When the growing season comes, new plants shoot up from runners.
Some plants don't finish their seed production in this short period of time and instead take several years to produce seeds. In the first year the plant usually flowers, buds and blooms. In the second year the plant's fruit forms. In the third year the plant's fruit ripens and its seeds are dispersed. The remaining time is used up by germination and individual plant growth.