This is Professor Anton Kippenberg. I know what you’re thinking, there’s a mixup here right? After all, today’s picture shows flowers, not some European Professor, right? That’s true, but this isn’t a mixup. Professor Anton Kippenberg is a apparently a bushy flowering plant that flowers in late summer.
I tried to find out why this plant has such a odd name. I assumed it’s because it was discovered by a Professor Anton Kippenberg. However, I can’t find any information to verify this.
In fact, the only mentions I can find about anyone called Anton Kippenberg seem to relate to a Doctor Anton Kippenberg, who published books like ‘Les bons propos des religieuses de Poissy’ written by Contes Drôlatiques in 1837. That book tells the story of a convent famous for the nuns’ sexual perversions and their hazing initiations of novices into the sisterhood!
Could the dirty doctor and the flower professor be the same person? I don’t know, but one thing is for sure, when I took this picture I would never have guessed that it would end up being connected to deviant nuns!
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