AYA - "fern" - Symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
"An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty." (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary)
Dauntlessness and courage are symbolized by this sign. It indicates the will to persist even when adverse circumstances make it difficult. Towards the top, the obtrusive influences get smaller. This means that when one continues on the chosen path without wavering, the difficulties will diminish too.