Kimjongilia is a flower named after the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. It is a hybrid cultivar of tuberous begonia. When Kim Jong-il died in December 2011 the flower was used to adorn his corpse for public display. Despite its name, the Kimjongilia is not the national flower of North Korea, which is the magnolia. Another species of flower, Kimilsungia, is named after Kim Jong-il's father and predecessor, Kim Il-sung.