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The meaning and philosophical significance of Fofo

Fofo is the name of a flowering plant (bidens pilosa). It is a symbol of warning against jealousy and covetousness.

This plant has yellow flowers which turn into black spiky-like seeds when its petals drop.


  1. The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
  2. The image of the symbol was taken from the Adinkra Icons Project.

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