Creeping Buttercup, Fearbán, Ranunculus repens
Buttercups are one of the most common flowers in Ireland and are readily recognised by their bright yellow flowers. There are many members of the buttercup family and two of the most common, Creeping Buttercup and Meadow Buttercup are found growing on the lawns close to the Upper Lake at Glendalough. Another member of the buttercup family, Lesser Spearwort can be found growing at the very edge of the Upper Lake. Lesser Spearwort gets it's name from the its spear like leaves.