Veronica austriaca

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Veronica austriaca
Veronica austriaca.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. austriaca
Binomial name
Veronica austriaca

Veronica austriaca (syn. V. teucrium) (broadleaf speedwell,[1] large speedwell,[2] Austrian speedwell, or saw-leaved speedwell) is a species of flowering plant in the family Plantaginaceae, native to northern temperate Europe. Growing to 90 cm (35 in)tall by 60 cm (24 in) broad, it is a mound-forming herbaceous perennial, with deeply toothed leaves and erect spikes of bright blue flowers throughout summer.[3]

The specific epithet austriaca refers to Austria within its native range.[4]

Several cultivars are available, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-


  1. ^ "Veronica austriaca". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ RHS encyclopedia of plants & flowers. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2010. p. 744. ISBN 1405354232. 
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue'". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Missouri Botanical Garden - Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue'". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Royal Blue'". Retrieved 7 June 2013.