What's the name of this flower?

Hello, All:
Could anyone tell the name of the flower at the following links? Is it azalea? What's its Latin name?
It's in southern Virginia, and it blooms mid- to late May every year.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/107335325.jpg
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/107335329.jpg
Thank you!
--Roland
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 5/23/2014 7:52 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Yes, it's an azalea. Azaleas are in the genus Rhododendron. There are many, many hybrids falling into two subgeneri. Sunset lists over 20 different types of azaleas that are suitable for western gardens, with many varieties of each type. There are likely additional varieties suitable for eastern gardens. Thus, it is not possible to get the botanical name of the species you pictured without first knowing the variety.
--
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.