Scientific name Veronica austriaca
Higher classification Speedwell
|Similar Speedwell, Veronica teucrium, Veronica prostrata, Veronica spicata, Veronica longifolia|
Veronica austriaca venice blue k k veronika
Veronica austriaca (syn. V. teucrium) (broadleaf speedwell, large speedwell, 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.
The specific epithet austriaca refers to Austria within its native range.