Flower is the symbol of happiness, joy and beauty.
Therefore, people have been raising beautiful and precious flowers of various kinds with great care and appointed the most beautiful and fragrant flower as the national flower that symbolizes the country and the nation.
Magnolia, the national flower of the DPRK is a shrub growing in valleys and hillsides in different parts of Korea except some northern areas.
The petal of magnolia is particularly white as snow and rather big. Also it has peculiar fragrance and bears fruit and is full of vitality. Therefore,,it can be regarded as the king of the flower.
As the flower has shining and wide green leaf with clean and white petal, it expresses the spirit of strong and intelligent nation so that it has become the symbol of Korean nation, 《Magnolia》(Mokran) was named by the President